I can never do justice to this cemetery, especially with the subtle fall colors there.
It can be difficult to read some of the headstones given their age. I have found many names I recognize as the founders of the Charleston settlements.
All around the cemetery, even after you emerge from the alley, are old historical buildings. In the distance you can see the newer parts of town but even that doesn’t change the atmosphere here. You always feel enclosed, inside something old.
Taken at Jacobs Alley off King Street, Charleston, South Carolina.
In the center of Charleston there is an alley running between two historical buildings, now retail stores, in a busy shopping area. The alley has been there since the 1770’s.
A walk through the large iron gate brings you to an old hidden peaceful graveyard.
The church here was unofficially named The Archdale Street Meeting House. The Circular Church had out grown it’s space so a second meeting house was built. Ultimately it became a separate organization.
The old graveyard is a snap shot in time off the busiest street in Charleston.