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Church of the Holy Cross
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Historic Church of the Holy Cross, High Hills of the Santee, Stateburg, built of rammed earth
Location: SC 261, 335 N. Kings Hwy.

Stateburg, South Carolina

Coordinates: 33°57′12″N 80°31′56″W / 33.9534°N 80.5322°W / 33.9534; -80.5322Coordinates: 33°57′12″N 80°31′56″W / 33.9534°N 80.5322°W / 33.9534; -80.5322
Built/Founded: 1850-1852
Governing body: Church of the Holy Cross
Added to NRHP: November 7, 1973[1]
Designated NHL: November 7, 1973[2]
NRHP Reference#: 73001732

Church of the Holy Cross, also known as the Holy Cross Episcopal Church, is an historic church in Stateburg, in the High Hills of Santee near Sumter, South Carolina. It is located on land donated earlier by General Thomas Sumter, a resident of Stateburg, and its walls were constructed of rammed earth. Across the road from the church is Borough House Plantation, the home of Dr. William Wallace Anderson, chairman of the committee that built the church. In 1820, Dr. Anderson had built his own house of rammed earth on the plantation. With its additional rammed earth outbuildings, the plantation complex is also a National Historic Landmark.

In 1973, Holy Cross was added to the National Register of Historic Places,[1] and was declared a National Historic Landmark.[2][2][3] Joel Roberts Poinsett and many other 19th century South Carolinians are buried in Holy Cross' historic churchyard.

The Church of the Holy Cross is still an active parish in the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina. The The Rev. Thomas W. Allen is the current rector.[4]

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