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Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Beth Elohim Cemetery

 
 
Beth Elohim Cemetery Marker, Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
1. Beth Elohim Cemetery Marker, Side 1
Inscription. This cemetery, established ca. 1772, is the second oldest Jewish cemetery in the state and serves a community which has been significant here since well before the American Revolution. Abraham Cohen and Mordecai Myers, who opened stores in the town in 1762 and 1772, are buried here, as is Heiman Kaminski, who arrived in Georgetown in 1856 and was one of its most prominent businessmen by the turn of the century.

The Jewish community has emphasized leadership and public service from the beginning; Abraham Cohen, for example, was a member of the committee welcoming President George Washington in 1791. Three of Georgetown’s six Jewish mayors are buried here: Louis S. Ehrich (Mayor 1886–88), Harold Kaminski (1930–35), and Sylvan L. Rosen (1948–1961).
 
Erected 1997 by Georgetown County Historical Society. (Marker Number 22-44.)
 
Location. 33° 22.2′ N, 79° 16.8′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Broad Street east of Church Street / Ocean Highway (U.S. 17), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Beth Elohim Cemetery Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
2. Beth Elohim Cemetery Marker, Side 2
. Bethel Church (a few steps from this marker); Prince George Winyah Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prince George’s Parish Church, Winyah (about 600 feet away); Georgetown (about 700 feet away); Antipedo Baptist Church / Old Baptist Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Company A, 10th South Carolina Infantry Regiment (about 700 feet away); Methodists (approx. 0.2 miles away); Howard School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Persons
 
Beth Elohim Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
3. Beth Elohim Cemetery Marker
This view is from the cemetery gates.
Beth Elohim Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
4. Beth Elohim Cemetery
Beth Elohim Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 20, 2008
5. Beth Elohim Cemetery
Heiman Kaminski grave image. Click for full size.
By Sharon F. Corey, September 23, 2015
6. Heiman Kaminski grave
Abraham Cohen grave image. Click for full size.
By Sharon F. Corey, March 25, 2011
7. Abraham Cohen grave
Mordecai Myers grave image. Click for full size.
By Sharon F. Corey, March 25, 2011
8. Mordecai Myers grave
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,499 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Sharon F. Corey of Pawleys Island, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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