Beth Elohim Cemetery

Beth Elohim Cemetery (HM2O8)

Location: Georgetown, SC 29440 Georgetown County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 22.2', W 79° 16.8'

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This cemetery, established ca. 1772, is the second oldest Jewish cemetery in the state and serves a community which has been significant here since well before the American Revolution. Abraham Cohen and Mordecai Myers, who opened stores in the town in 1762 and 1772, are buried here, as is Heiman Kaminski, who arrived in Georgetown in 1856 and was one of its most prominent businessmen by the turn of the century.

The Jewish community has emphasized leadership and public service from the beginning; Abraham Cohen, for example, was a member of the committee welcoming President George Washington in 1791. Three of Georgetown's six Jewish mayors are buried here: Louis S. Ehrich (Mayor 1886-88), Harold Kaminski (1930-35), and Sylvan L. Rosen (1948-1961).
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HM NumberHM2O8
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Marker Number22-44
Year Placed1997
Placed ByGeorgetown County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 9:34am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 660010 N 3693627
Decimal Degrees33.37000000, -79.28000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 22.2', W 79° 16.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 22' 12.00" N, 79° 16' 48.00" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-424 Broad St, Georgetown SC 29440, US
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