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Beth Shalom Cemetery

 
 
Beth Shalom Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
October 2018
1. Beth Shalom Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1883 members of Columbia’s Jewish community founded the Hebrew Cemetery Society of Columbia as an alternative to the Hebrew Benevolent Society’s cemetery, which had been established in 1822. The organization purchased a 4-acre tract bounded by Indigo (Whaley), Lower (Heyward), Marion, and Sumter streets as a free cemetery for Hebrew burials. In 1896 the Society sold 3 acres to W.B. Smith Whaley for textile mill development. By 1911 the Society deeded cemetery oversight to the Beth Shalom (House of Peace) synagogue. Early burials included Orthodox Jews from Columbia and elsewhere. This site later became identified as a place specifically for synagogue members. As the Univ. of S.C. expanded in the 1960s it grew around the cemetery. Jewish migration into Forest Acres and fewer available plots here led to the creation of Arcadia Lakes Cemetery in 1995.
 
Erected 2016 by Historic Columbia, Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative, and Jewish Historical Society of SC. (Marker Number 40-191.)
 
Location. 33° 59.316′ N, 81° 1.463′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Whaley Street and Marion Street on Whaley Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near
Beth Shalom Cemetery Marker - other side image. Click for full size.
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2. Beth Shalom Cemetery Marker - other side
this postal address: 1300 Block of Whaley Street, Columbia SC 29205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gladden Home Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Booker T. Washington School/Booker T. Washington High (approx. 0.3 miles away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Blossom Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blossom Street School / Celia Dial Saxon School (approx. half a mile away); Site of Parade Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Commissioners' Oak" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mexican Border and World War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
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Beth Shalom Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
October 2018
3. Beth Shalom Cemetery Marker
 
 
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