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Graniteville in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Graniteville Cemetery

 
 
Graniteville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Graniteville Cemetery Marker
Inscription. (Front text)
This cemetery, established about 1850, is closely associated with the Graniteville Mill, the largest and most successful textile mill in antebellum S.C. William Gregg (1800-1867), founder of the mill, laid out the mill village and also helped plan this cemetery. Most of the early wooden grave markers do not survive, and burial records were not kept until 1892, when the Graniteville Cemetery Assn. was founded.
(Reverse text)
William Gregg was buried here in 1867 and an obelisk erected over his grave. His widow moved his grave and monument to Charleston in 1876. In 1926 a daughter returned the original monument to this cemetery. Notable persons buried here include 83 Confederate soldiers and veterans, as well as many employees of Graniteville Mill. James Wesley Rearden (1861-1959) worked at the mill for 87 years, from 1872 to 1959.
 
Erected 2005 by The Horse Creek Historical Society and the Aiken County Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-30.)
 
Location. 33° 34.174′ N, 81° 47.754′ W. Marker is in Graniteville, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on Gregg Highway (State Highway 895). Click for map. Located approx. 1000 yards
Graniteville Cemetery Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. Graniteville Cemetery Marker, reverse side
east of State Route 191. Marker is in this post office area: Graniteville SC 29829, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. WW I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Graniteville Train Derailment (approx. 0.6 miles away); 200th Anniversary of the United States (approx. mile away); William Gregg (approx. mile away); Graniteville Mill (approx. mile away); Pickens - Salley House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Robert M. Bell Parkway (approx. 1.6 miles away); Aiken Hospital / Aiken County Hospital (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Graniteville.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Graniteville Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
3. Graniteville Cemetery
Graniteville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
4. Graniteville Cemetery Marker
Graniteville Cemetery Gregg obelisk, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
5. Graniteville Cemetery Gregg obelisk, as mentioned
Graniteville Cemetery William Gregg image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
6. Graniteville Cemetery William Gregg
Graniteville Cemetery, William Gregg (South face) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
7. Graniteville Cemetery, William Gregg (South face)
Born February 2nd 1800.
Died September 12th 1867.
The devoted husband and, father,
friend and benefactor
to the poor;
He was, by his many virtues,
endeared to all around him.
Graniteville Cemetery, Confederate Veteran, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
8. Graniteville Cemetery, Confederate Veteran, as mentioned
In Memory
Benjamin W. Hard
Born in Charleston S.C. Aug. 26th 1838
Died in Graniteville S.C. Feby 23rd 1913
Served as Lieutenant in Co. F 7th Regt. S.C.V.
Kershaws Brigade Army Northern Virginia
Made his home in Graniteville for over
50 years. Respected and beloved by old and
and young
Graniteville Cemetery , Confederate Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
9. Graniteville Cemetery , Confederate Soldier
John S. Hard
Major 7th Regt. S.C.V.
Born Charleston S.C. Dec 2, 1842
Killed at Chickamauga Ga. Sep. 20, 1863
While in Command of His Regiment
Graniteville Cemetery Confederate Vet image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
10. Graniteville Cemetery Confederate Vet
Serg
Andrew P. Medlock
Co B Hampton Legion
SC Vol Inf
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By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
11. Graniteville Cemetery
Rob't Burton
Brisbane's
S.C. Mil.
Fla. War
Graniteville Cemetery Confederate Veteran image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
12. Graniteville Cemetery Confederate Veteran
Michael Howard
Co A.
19 S.C. Inf
C.S.A.
Graniteville Cemetery Confederate Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
13. Graniteville Cemetery Confederate Soldier
R.B. Johnson
Pvt. Co. K 19 SC Vol
Confederate States Army
March 25, 1832 Feb 19 1863
Graniteville Cemetery Confederate Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
14. Graniteville Cemetery Confederate Veterans
(L) Pvt
John C. Bull
Co G 7 SC Inf
CSA
(R) Pvt
William W Bull
Co K 15 SC Inf
CSA
Graniteville Cemetery WW I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
15. Graniteville Cemetery WW I Memorial
Erected to the Memory of
those who served in the
--World War--
-- 1917 - - - 1918 --
Valley Post 77
Graniteville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Horton Simpson
16. Graniteville Cemetery Marker
Samuel "Mule" Giles son of James Hervey and Anna Augusta Hamilton Giles. Fought in the War Between the States. Born January 21,1848 and died June 17,1899, he was unmarried. His parents are also buried at this site and their names are also on the obelisk.
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By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
17. Graniteville Cemetery
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By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
18. Graniteville Cemetery
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By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
19. Graniteville Cemetery
Robert N Rearden
6th Corp Co.F 7 SC Inf
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By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
20. Graniteville Cemetery
2nd Lieut
Charles W Randall
Co K
19 SC Inf
CSA
1826
1897
Graniteville Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
21. Graniteville Cemetery
Thomas Walker
Percival's Regt
CSA
Graniteville Cemetery Thomas Walker (back side) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
22. Graniteville Cemetery Thomas Walker (back side)
TMW CSA
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By Mike Stroud, June 5, 2011
23. Graniteville Cemetery
 
 
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