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Darlington Memorial Cemetery

 
 
Darlington Memorial Cemetery Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
1. Darlington Memorial Cemetery Marker (Side A)
Inscription.
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.
 
Erected 2006 by the Darlington Memorial Cemetery Association. (Marker Number 16-54.)
 
Location. 34° 18.084′ N, 79° 51.38′ W. Marker is in Darlington, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is on Friendship St. just from Ave. D, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darlington SC 29532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Darlington Memorial Cemetery Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
2. Darlington Memorial Cemetery Marker (Side B)
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grove Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edmund H. Deas (approx. half a mile away); Macedonia Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. mile away); Darlington County / Darlington County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Darlington County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lawrence Reese (approx. 0.9 miles away); Darlington County Jail (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Darlington.
 
Also see . . .  Darlington Memorial Cemetery National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on November 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Darlington Memorial Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
3. Darlington Memorial Cemetery
Unfortunately a number of headstones have been vandalized.
Rev. Isaac Brockenton Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
4. Rev. Isaac Brockenton Headstone
Edmund H. Deas Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
5. Edmund H. Deas Headstone
Lawrence Reese Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
6. Lawrence Reese Headstone
 
 
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