Magnolia Cemetery is a historic cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina. It was dedicated in 1850; Charles Fraser, the well known artist, delivered the dedication address. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District in 1978.
Currently some of the older sections are being lost to the marshes.
The remains of many civil war soldiers have been buried here. A regiment of Charleston volunteers, killed in the battle at Gettysburg, have a section dedicated to them. Also the crew of the CSS Hunley (civil war submarine) and many plots of unknown sailors are buried nearby.
Similar to New Orleans many plots are above ground due to the low lying marshes here.
Old Magnolia Cemetery – Click To Enlarge
This is a place every photographer should visit. It is peaceful, few people, and there is always something unique to see.
I have been here several times but I do want to see as much as possible before the old areas are lost completely.
NOTE: It is on a deserted marsh. Bring bug spray. Mosquitoes can be ‘interesting’ at times.