Down a dirt road off Old Highway 52 in the rural community of Strawberry, Jack Lynes of Aiken and Johnny Dangerfield of Moncks Corner compare “great-greats” and “great-great-greats.”

Now the 22-acre historic property in the woods between Goose Creek and Moncks Corner, known as the St. James Goose Creek Chapel of Ease Historical Site, will be protected permanently.

“What we wanted to do was preserve this marvelous piece of ground,” said Goose Creek Mayor Mike Heitzler, chairman of the group. “We would like to pass it on to future generations of caretakers and open it up for public viewing, making it a stop on historical trips for people coming through Berkeley County.”

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.