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Pioneer Graveyard

 
 
Pioneer Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Pioneer Graveyard Marker
Inscription. From the time of the first settlement of Orangeburg Township in 1735 until the founding of various denominational cemeteries, this plot of ground was the final resting place for the early inhabitants. The first church in the Orangeburg area was erected here about 1750 by the Swiss and German settlers of the Reverend John Giessendanner's congregation.
 
Erected 1970 by The City of Orangeburg. (Marker Number 38-11.)
 
Location. 33° 29.538′ N, 80° 52.08′ W. Marker is in Orangeburg, South Carolina, in Orangeburg County. Marker is on Bull Street (State Road 38-1061), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located between Middleton Street and Broughton Street (US 21, US 178), on the grounds of the "Old Dixie Club Library". Marker is in this post office area: Orangeburg SC 29115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Dixie Club Library (within shouting distance of this marker); The Two Old Guns Of Captain Henry Felder (approx. 0.3 miles away); Court House Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Orangeburg Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Albergotti Playground
Pioneer Graveyard Marker, as seen along Bull Street, looking southwest image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 3, 2010
2. Pioneer Graveyard Marker, as seen along Bull Street, looking southwest
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Orangeburg County / Discovering Orangeburg (approx. half a mile away); Defense of Edisto Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial Fountain (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Orangeburg.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Pioneer Graveyard , shares location with "The Old Dixie Club Library" image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 3, 2010
3. Pioneer Graveyard , shares location with "The Old Dixie Club Library"
Pioneer Graveyard - U.D.C. Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 3, 2010
4. Pioneer Graveyard - U.D.C. Memorial
In memory of
The Confederate Dead
Buried In This Plot
Lieut. George Elliott
Thomas A. Elliott
Drury Gardner
Joseph Larey
George Larey
Marsden Larey
W. Fordham McKewn
J.Wesley Smoak
Daniel Joyner
William Corror
Several Texans and Other
Unknown Heroes
— —
Erected by Paul McMichael
Chapter, U.D.C.
1928
Pioneer Graveyard image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 3, 2010
5. Pioneer Graveyard
Rev. John Giessendanner's
and other Death Records of
unmarked graves in this plot
[ List of 41 Names from
Dorothy Moorer Feb. 24, 1749
thru
Agnus Roth Mar. 25, 1758 ]
Pioneer Graveyard Marker, looking Northeast along Bull Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 3, 2010
6. Pioneer Graveyard Marker, looking Northeast along Bull Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 932 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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