Sheldon is a small unincorporated community of 5,000 people outside of Beaufort, South Carolina. The area is still very rural and made up of farms and former plantations. Nearby are the Old Sheldon Church Ruins. Another odd attraction is the African village of Oyotunji, a part of the New World Yoruba initiative created in 1970. A dozen or so families live in the village, which is open to visitors.
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Caroline Eubanks is the editor of this website, a Lowell Thomas award-winning travel writer, and the author of This Is My South: The Essential Travel Guide to the Southern States. Her stories from the South have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Afar, Thrillist, Roads and Kingdoms, and BBC Travel.
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