Et Cetera: Naturally Beautiful, Nationally Registered

By Kirstie Boone

Photography by Robert Clark

Our nation can pride itself on having an official list that recognizes cultural and historic resources worthy of preservation. The National Register was authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and is part of a larger national program that coordinates and supports public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic and archeological resources. The Register is administered by the National Park Service and is maintained in Washington, D.C. Properties can be nominated for the Register through State Historic Preservation Offices. 

South Carolina boasts more than 1,400 listings in the National Register, including more than 170 historic districts. This particular photograph is of High Hills of Santee Baptist Church, which was founded in 1770.  High Hills of Santee Baptist Church is listed in the National Register as a part of the Stateburg Historic District. Appreciation and respect for history make both our nation and our state so special. 

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