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Old Greenwood Cemetery

 
 
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By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
1. Old Greenwood Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
The National Register
Old Greenwood Cemetery

 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 34° 11.767′ N, 82° 9.174′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, South Carolina, in Greenwood County. Marker is on Cambridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 Cambridge Road, Greenwood SC 29646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Magnolia Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Benjamin James Sanders, Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Marshal Ferdinand Foch (approx. 0.6 miles away); Textile Workers Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Main Street (approx. 0.6 miles away); Municipal Fountain (approx. 0.7 miles away); In God We Trust (approx. 0.8 miles away); To The People of Greenwood County (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenwood.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Greenwood Cemetery. Established ca. 1860 by the Main Street Methodist Church, the Old Greenwood Cemetery is a mid-nineteenth to late-twentieth century cemetery. (Submitted on June 19, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Old Greenwood Cemetery
Arnold Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
2. Arnold Memorial Marker
In Memory of
1808 Francis Arnold 1894
and his wife
1816 Susan Arnold 1874
Erected by Their Grandchildren
. Old Greenwood Cemetery is a historic cemetery in Greenwood, South Carolina. (Submitted on June 20, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Find a Grave: Old Greenwood Cemetery. Location: Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina. (Submitted on June 20, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Old Greenwood Cemetery - National Register Nomination Form (2002)
The Old Greenwood Cemetery, established ca. 1860 as the cemetery for Main Street Methodist Church, is a mid-nineteenth to late-twentieth century cemetery in Greenwood, South Carolina.

The cemetery, located on East Cambridge Avenue at the original site of the church, is a one-and-one-half acre tract that contains approximately three hundred and fifty graves. Grave markers are primarily granite or marble obelisks, square stepped monuments capped with ums, and some twenty-six Confederate grave markers, many of which still feature the original Maltese crosses. Burials dated from 1861 to the 1990s. Many stones are broken, toppled, or otherwise damaged, some of this due to vandalism; several graves have sunken or mounded. Burials still take place here, but not often, due to vandalism; several graves have sunken or mounded. Burials still take place
Old Greenwood Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
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3. Old Greenwood Cemetery Entrance
here, but not often, due to modern perpetual care cemeteries in Greenwood.

The cemetery is laid out in a regular grid plan, with little discernible landscaping or other planned features other than a few deciduous trees shaded family plots. There is also a brick wall that has been erected around the cemetery. This wall enclosure, although erected less than fifty years ago, is a compatible addition. This wall is consistent with the establishment and development of cemeteries of this type. Part of the old iron fence is still in place that was erected many years ago to keep vandals out. Though the Greenwood Cemetery Association was established in 1906 to provide for maintenance of the cemetery plots, gravestones, and landscape, the cemetery was neglected and in disrepair by the 1980s, plagued by overgrown vegetation, vandalism, and litter. Some descendants of those buried here, aided by the citizens of Greenwood, have worked to maintain the cemetery in recent years.

Significance
The Old Greenwood Cemetery, established ca. 1860, is significant as the first cemetery in Greenwood and for its association with many prominent citizens of the town from the mid-nineteenth through the twentieth centuries. It is also an excellent intact example of a mid-nineteenth through mid-twentieth century cemetery reflecting typical burial customs and gravestone are during this
Old Greenwood Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
4. Old Greenwood Cemetery Entrance
period.

Soon after the first Methodist congregation in Greenwood organized as Main Street Methodist Church in 1858 and purchased a frame building on this site from the Fuller Institute for Girls for its sanctuary, it also established and laid out this cemetery. This was the only cemetery in the town until the Greenwood Cemetery (later Magnolia Cemetery) was established and laid out in 1871.

After the Methodists built a new sanctuary a short distance away in 1891, they kept and maintained the cemetery until 1906, when they deeded it to the newly-organized Greenwood Cemetery Association. In August 2001 the property was deeded over to the Greenwood Historical Society since the old board ceased to exist after the death of the last member. Among the prominent persons buried in the cemetery are:

Alfred P. Aldrich, Jr. (1862-1944), businessman, World War I veteran, and co-owner of Aldrich Machine Works, leading manufacturing of machinery and ball-bearing equipment for textile mills;

James A. Bailey (1835-1871), merchant and secretary-treasurer of Main Street Methodist Church;

R.S. Cobb (1834-1864), Confederate lieutenant in Co. C, 6th South Carolina Cavalry, killed in action near Armstrong Mills, Virginia in 1864;

Thomas Jones (1829-1895), Confederate veteran and the first white child born in what is now
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5. Old Greenwood Cemetery
Greenwood;

Arthur St. Clair Lee (1850-1913), merchant, original board member of the Greenwood Cemetery Association, and one of the first commissioners of public works for the county;

Julia Lee (1878-1955), first librarian of the Greenwood County Public Library, established ca. 1905;

J.T. McKellar (1837-1921), Confederate veteran and original board member of the Greenwood Cemetery Association;

Thomas Franklin Riley (1845-1905), Confederate veteran, proprietor of the Riley Hotel, member of the South Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1895, one of seven original Greenwood County commissioners of public works, appointed to procure sites and buildings for a new courthouse, jail, and county offices when the county was created in 1897, and original board member of the Greenwood Cemetery Association; and

Cadmus Garlington Waller (1845-1901), Confederate veteran, merchant, and lay leader of the Main Street Methodist Church.

The Old Greenwood Cemetery is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A for being the first cemetery in the town and its association with prominent people of nineteenth and twentieth century Greenwood. It is also eligible under Criteria Consideration D because it derives its significance for its association with the early growth and development
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6. Old Greenwood Cemetery
of Greenwood and from graves of persons important in the community.
    — Submitted June 19, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

2.
National Register of Historic Places:
Old Greenwood Cemetery (added 2002 - Site - #02000115)
Also known as Methodist Cemetery
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949, 1950-1974
    — Submitted June 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
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By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
7. Old Greenwood Cemetery
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8. Old Greenwood Cemetery
Alfred Proctor Aldrich Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
9. Alfred Proctor Aldrich Tombstone
Sacred to the Memory
of
Aldred Proctor Aldrich
Born January 4, 1862
Barnwell, S.C.
Died April 4, 1944
Greenwood, S.C.
Laborare Est Orare
Lillian Austin Aldrich Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
10. Lillian Austin Aldrich Tombstone
Sacred to the Memory
of
Lillian Austin Aldrich
Born November 20, 1880
Chester, S.C.
Died January 2, 1962
Greenwood, S.C.
Gloria in Excelsis
Rose E. Aldrich Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
11. Rose E. Aldrich Tombstone
Oct. 31, 1904
July 31, 1980
Nathaniel Aldrich Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
12. Nathaniel Aldrich Tombstone
Beloved son of
Lillian A. and
Alfred P. Aldrich
1902-1917
Aldrich Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
13. Aldrich Family Plot
James Bailey Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
14. James Bailey Tombstone
Lieut. R.S. Cobb Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
15. Lieut. R.S. Cobb Monument
Co. G, G Rgt. S.C. Cavalry
Born
Apl. 26, 1834.
Killed in battle near
Armstrong's Mill, Va.

Oct. 1, 1864.
Thomas Jones Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
16. Thomas Jones Tombstone
Thomas Jones Footstone<br>First White Child<br>Born in Greenwood image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
17. Thomas Jones Footstone
First White Child
Born in Greenwood
Arthur St. Clair Lee Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
18. Arthur St. Clair Lee Tombstone
Feb. 8, 1850
July 11, 1913
Julia Lee Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
19. Julia Lee Tombstone
May 29, 1878
May 18, 1955
J.T. McKellar Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
20. J.T. McKellar Tombstone
Born July 16, 1837
Died Oct. 7, 1921
John Thomas McKellar CSA Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
21. John Thomas McKellar CSA Marker
Pvt Co C 6 SC Cav
Confederate States Army
Jul. 16, 1837 Oct. 17, 1921
Cadmus G. Waller Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
22. Cadmus G. Waller Tombstone
Born
May 21, 1845
Died
Sept. 29, 1901
Cadmus G. Waller Plot image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
23. Cadmus G. Waller Plot
Francis Arnold Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
24. Francis Arnold Tombstone
Feb. 15, 1808
Jan. 17, 1894
Susan Arnold Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
25. Susan Arnold Tombstone
In Memory of
Susan Arnold
wife of
Francis Arnold
who fell asleep in Jesus
Oct. 7, 1874
Aged 58 years.
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"Blessed are the pure in heart:
for they shall see God."
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Beloved one thou hast left us,
Here they loss we openly feel
But 'tis God that hath bereft us.
He can all our sorrows heal.
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Willie B. Arnold Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
26. Willie B. Arnold Tombstone
In Memory
of
Willie B.
Son of
Francis and Susan
Arnold

Taken in perfect
heath and after a
short illness, breathed
his last October 3rd
1870, in the 16 year of
his age.
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"What I do thou knowest
not. Now: but thou shalt
know hereafter."
1st Lt. William L. Wise Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
27. 1st Lt. William L. Wise Tombstone
195th O.R.D. Fld. Depot Co.
1914-1945
Day of Duty Done, a Night of Rest Begun
A.C. Wise, Jr. Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
28. A.C. Wise, Jr. Tombstone
R.O.T.C. Georgia School of Technology
1908-1930
He Died as He Lived - A Christian
Wilkinson Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
29. Wilkinson Family Plot
Dr. A.P. Boozer Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
30. Dr. A.P. Boozer Tombstone
Born
Dec. 27, 1824
Died
May 29, 1887
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A faithful elder of
the Presbyterian
Church
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"He gives his
beloved sleep."
Eliza Jane Boozer Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
31. Eliza Jane Boozer Tombstone
Wife of
Dr. A.P. Boozer
Feb. 19, 1839
Nov. 17, 1916
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"He giveth his
beloved sleep."
J.W. and Catherine Lites Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
32. J.W. and Catherine Lites Tombstone
Boozer Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
33. Boozer Family Plot
Lt. J.H. Blow Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
34. Lt. J.H. Blow Tombstone
 
 
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