About Us

Our Mission

The St. James Goose Creek Chapel of Ease Historical Site is charged with preserving and restoring its location in Berkeley County (near Charleston), South Carolina. Its mission is also to share the story of its people and their world, and their importance in the American Story.



This project was started as an activity by the CSS David Chapter of the UDC (with Charla Springer as leader and president), then developed into a subcommittee of the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce as involvement grew, and is now an independent non-profit organization with 501 c(3) status committed to unraveling the secrets of the ancient place and charged with preserving and restoring its location in Berkeley County (near Charleston), South Carolina. Its mission is also to share the story of its people and their world, and their importance in the American Story.

All donations of money, time, assistance and best wishes are appreciated as the chamber committee divulges the secrets of that holy ground and discover riches that are Berkeley County, South Carolina.

The steering committee is composed of representatives of public and private groups including:

  • The CSS David Chapter #2656 United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), initiator of the restoration project
  • General Ellison Capers Camp #1212 Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV)
  • General Marion’s Brigade Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)
  • The Tea Ladies of Goose Creek-St. James Parish
  • Berkeley County Historical Society
  • Berkeley County Council
  • Berkeley County GIS Consortium
  • Goose Creek  City Council
  • The St. James, Goose Creek Vestry
  • The Berkeley North Historical and Cultural Committee
  • Descendants of those interred in the cemetery
This committee strongly supports the efforts of TheFoxbankProject.org , a research program, as well.

About the Seal:

The Cross and Crown seal comes from carvings found on the headstone of George Lynes, buried on this site and is possibly engraved on other undiscovered headstones. There are many interpretations of this symbol: that we are to be reminded that rules of man must be sanctioned by the laws of God; that our eternal reward and crown are to be found in heaven, among others.
The roses on the crown are a symbol of England, indicating an allegiance with the Church of England, and the waves in the background symbolize our connection to the seas, all of our ancestors crossing on ships to come to this land.  The store has a separate, logo so as not to commercialize a sacred symbol.

About the Header (the picture at the top):

This is a view of the site overlooking the canal dividing the St. James, Goose Creek Chapel of Ease Historical Site from Medway Plantation.  The original photograph was taken by Dawn Griffin, a descendant of people interred in the cemetery.
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