The fourth structure to be built on this site, the St. Paul's you see today, was built after a fire destroyed much of the downtown area in 1915. The first St. Paul's was constructed in 1750 as part of Fort Augusta, constructed by the British in 1739. The Celtic Cross, used to designate the site, still stands. The cemetery next to the church was used during colonial days up through 1819, and many notable Georgians are buried here.