Old City Cemetery

Old City Cemetery (HMBSV)

Location: Spartanburg, SC 29306 Spartanburg County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 56.32', W 81° 55.112'

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[Front]:
This cemetery, established on this site about 1900 as the Spartanburg Colored Cemetery, includes many graves moved here from the first black cemetery in the city, established in 1849 1 mi. W. and closed by the expansion of the Charleston & Western Carolina RR. Also known as the New Colored Cemetery until 1928 and later known as Freeman's Cemetery, it has been known as the Old Cemetery since 1959.

[Reverse]:
Prominent persons buried here include educator Mary Honor Farrow Wright (1862-1946), for whom Mary Wright School was named; midwife Phyllis Goings (1860-1945) and policeman Tobe Hartwell (d. 1932) for whom city public housing developements were named; city councilman Thomas Bomar (1864-1904), and educator Addie Wright McWhirter (1885-1976), first woman to teach at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.
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Marker Number42-16
Year Placed1997
Placed BySpartanburg Community Memorial Committee & African-American Heritage Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 11:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 416118 N 3866626
Decimal Degrees34.93866667, -81.91853333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.32', W 81° 55.112'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 19.20" N, 81° 55' 6.72" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Cemetery St, Spartanburg SC 29306, US
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