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Name: Fort Sumter Rear Range Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Location: Church Street in Charleston.


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Photo: John Warnick
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Managing Organization:
St. Philip's Episcopal Church

Website: http://www.stphilipschurchsc.org/spce/welcome

Notes:
From 1893 to 1915, a light in the steeple of St. Philip's Episcopal Church served as a rear range light in conjunction with a front range light at Fort Sumter. The present church building was constructed 1835-38 (the steeple was added in the late 1840s). This is only one of two churches in the U.S. known to have served as lighthouses; the other is the First Baptist Church in Beverly, MA (Hospital Point Rear Range).

Description of Tower: Light in church steeple.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1893

Date Deactivated: 1915

Current Use: Church.

Open To Public? Yes.

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