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Ashley River

Many times in the articles here I mention the Ashley River. I have added this quick photograph just as a point of reference.

The Ashley River is a blackwater / tidal river in South Carolina, rising from the Wassamassaw and Great Cypress Swamps in western Berkeley County. The river length is only 22 miles.

Ashley River - Click To Enlarge
Ashley River – Click To Enlarge

For the most part the banks of the river are marshes, until it reaches Charleston. Then it eventually joins the Cooper River and empties into Charleston Harbor.

Before reaching Charleston the river is home to an enormous amount of wildlife and is a critical habitat.

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