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Springwood Cemetery

 
 
Springwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 23, 2021
1. Springwood Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
(front)
Begun in 1812 as a single grave in a family rose garden, this was a private burial ground before being deeded to the City of Greenville and opened to the public in 1829. Its founder was Chancellor Waddy Thompson, Sr. The name “Springwood Cemetery” came into use in the 1870s and likely refers to a nearby natural spring. The landscape was formally laid out in 1876 and designed by architect Gottfried Norman.
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Springfield Cemetery is one of the oldest municipal graveyards in the state. More than 10,000 people are buried here, a quarter of them in unmarked graves. Occupants range from prominent Upstate leaders to Greenvillians of more modest stations, a diversity reflected in the variety of ornamentation used to mark the cemetery’s gravesites. Springwood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
 
Erected 2020 by City of Greenville. (Marker Number 23-91.)
 
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Location. 34° 51.292′ N, 82° 23.819′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and East Elford Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 N Main St, Greenville SC 29601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Robert E. Lee (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenville County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Mrs. James Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); SC Ordinance of Secession (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); Eighty Unnamed Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of 81st Wildcat Division / Camp Sevier (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Springwood Cemetery and Columbarium. Greenville, South Carolina (Submitted on March 13, 2021.) 

2. Springwood Cemetery. (Submitted on March 13, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Springwood Cemetery Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 23, 2021
2. Springwood Cemetery Marker (back)
Springwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 23, 2021
3. Springwood Cemetery Marker
Springwood Cemetery Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 23, 2021
4. Springwood Cemetery Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 12, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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