Darlington Memorial Cemetery

Darlington Memorial Cemetery (HMPI9)

Location: Darlington, SC 29532 Darlington County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 18.084', W 79° 51.38'

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Side A
This cemetery, established in 1890, was originally a five-acre tract when it was laid out as the cemetery for the nearby Macedonia Baptist Church. The first African American cemetery in Darlington, it includes about 1,900 graves dating from the late 19th century to the present. In 1946 Bethel A.M.E. Church and St. James Methodist Church, both nearby, established their own cemeteries here as well.

Side B
Among the prominent persons buried here are Rev. Isaac Brockenton (1829-1908), the founding pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church; Edmund H. Deas (1855-1915), prominent Darlington County politician; and Lawrence Reese (1864-1915), a self-taught designer and master craftsman who designed and built several houses on West Broad Street. This cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
HM NumberHMPI9
Marker Number16-54
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Darlington Memorial Cemetery Association
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 3:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 605243 N 3796167
Decimal Degrees34.30140000, -79.85633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 18.084', W 79° 51.38'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 18' 5.04" N, 79° 51' 22.80" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 490-498 Cemetery Rd, Darlington SC 29532, US
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