Cemetery Rust And Ruin

Cemetery Rust And Ruin

Not long ago the iron fencing and stone curbs were all intact. This family site, the prominent Aiken’s, was first built in 1856.

I am hoping some type of repair work is done. This is fairly well known and of historical importance.  But so are many other places in the Victorian section of the cemetery.

Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin

Above, erected ‘by a friend’, a mason, in 1870.

Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin

The Harral Children (1839-1855), are buried with the prone lamb statue. The first three children were first buried in a Charleston church yard but moved here to be with the family. Church yards were full, so the start of a cemetery began.

Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin

The last photograph is a tall obelisk that like so many here had just one too many storms.

There is a lot of beauty and history here in this rust and ruin.

Old Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina.

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