Near Quinby in Florence County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Roseville Plantation Slave And Freedman's Cemetery / Clarke Cemetery
Roseville Plantation Slave And Freedman's Cemetery
This was originally the slave cemetery for Roseville Plantation. Roseville, established about 1771 by the Dewitt family, was later owned by the Brockinton, Bacot, and Clarke families from the 1820s through the Civil War. A 1200-acre plantation, it had more than 100 slaves living and planting cotton here by 1850.
This cemetery is sometimes called “the Clarke Cemetery” after the family that owned Roseville from Reconstruction until 1948. It is about 150 ft. square, and though it contains relatively few gravemarkers it includes at least 150 and as many as 250 or more graves. Slaves, freedmen, and their descendants were buried here for two hundred years, from the 1770s to the 1970s.
Erected 2004 by the Roseville Slave Cemetery Committee. (Marker Number 21-18.)
Location. 34° 16.902′ N, 79° 42.156′ W. Marker is near Quinby, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker is on North Williston Road (South Carolina Route 327) 0.6 miles from East Pocket Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence SC 29506, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Roseville Plantation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ney School / Back Swamp School (approx. one mile away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Williamson's Bridge (approx. 4.9 miles away); William R. Johnson House / The Columns (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mount Pleasant Baptist Church / Lowther's Hill Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Lamuel Benton (approx. 5.4 miles away); Moses S. Haynsworth (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Quinby.
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era •
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