Old Magnolia Cemetery - Click To Enlarge

Old Magnolia Cemetery, Again

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.

Old Magnolia Cemetery - Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery – Click To Enlarge

Currently some of the older sections are being lost to the marshes.

Old Magnolia Cemetery - Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery – Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery - Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery – Click To Enlarge

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.

Old Magnolia Cemetery - Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery – Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery - Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery – Click To Enlarge

Similar to New Orleans many plots are above ground due to the low lying marshes here.

Old Magnolia Cemetery - Click To Enlarge

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.

3 thoughts on “Old Magnolia Cemetery, Again”

    1. It reminds me of the cemeteries in New Orleans, and Savannah. It is not that far from the cemetery filmed in ‘Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil’. Same type of ‘low country’ area. Low country is the term used to describe from Savannah to Charleston, coastal country. Many of the photographs you seen from us are in this low country.

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