St. Philips Church was founded in 1681, around the same time as the Circular Congregational Church. Both are in the old city of Charleston South Carolina. Actually they share a back fence entrance.
The very small city cemetery is the resting place of an unusual number of US historical figures. They include:
- Charles Pinckney – signer of the US Constitution, a Senator, Congressman, Ambassador, and Governor.
- Edward Rutledge – Signer Declaration Of Independence, member of the First and Second Continental Congress, a Congressman, and Senator.
- John Calhoun – Vice President of US (twice), Congressman, Senator, Orator with Daniel Webster and Henry Clay.
The cemetery itself hardly covers a city block and has old buildings surrounding all sides.
While walking through I discovered many old stones laying against walls, buried with other headstones, and most unusual above ground burials (common in the southern US). A good example is the photograph below.
What caught my eye was a carefully placed ‘bone’ on this marker. I checked… it was a definitely a bone. I know placing rocks is common, a bone I don’t want to know. But yeah, I snapped this shot above real quick!
Note: I have tried to find any references to leaving a ‘bone’ (here it looked to be a shin / shank / cow) on a site. I could none, only info on stones. So, please it’s nothing evil, just ‘stuff you can’t make up’ again.