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St. John in the Wilderness


St. John in the Wilderness was built as a private chapel in 1833 and offers a unique perspective of prominent families in southern and national history. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Many well-known members of southern aristocracy have family plots in the churchyard; those names include: Christopher Memminger, first secretary of the Confederate treasury; members of the families of three signers of the Declaration of Independence; Edward P. King, the World War II General who led the infamous Bataan death march. The church and graveyard are open Tues. - Sun. from 9:00AM-4:00PM for visitation.