Circular Church Graveyard, Charleston - Click To Enlarge

Circular Church Graveyard, Charleston

Downtown Charleston, South Carolina, has a number of old church graveyards. The Circular Church contains many different styles of markers and is the oldest burial ground in the city.

Circular Church Graveyard, Charleston - Click To Enlarge
Circular Church Graveyard, Charleston – Click To Enlarge

About 500 markers remain, there are another 620 people in the church records who are here but the stones are gone.

Circular Church Graveyard, Charleston - Click To Enlarge
Circular Church Graveyard, Charleston – Click To Enlarge

Earliest unmarked grave: 1695
Earliest inscribed gravestone: 1729
Number of burials before 1776: 150
Number of burials for people who were born before 1800: 450

Circular Church Graveyard, Charleston - Click To Enlarge
Circular Church Graveyard, Charleston – Click To Enlarge
Circular Church Graveyard, Charleston - Click To Enlarge
Circular Church Graveyard, Charleston – Click To Enlarge

 

 

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