Iva in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Good Hope Presbyterian Church Cemetery
This cemetery, dating from the early 19th century, is at the third site of Good Hope Presbyterian Church, founded in 1789. A frame sanctuary was built here in 1856 during the tenure of Rev. David Humphreys (d. 1869), who preached here 1821-1869 and was Good Hope's longest-serving pastor. In 1909 the congregation moved to Iva, three miles east, and built a new brick sanctuary there.
The sanctuary built here in 1856, the third to serve Good Hope, was demolished in 1924, years after the congregation moved to Iva. Rev. Richard Cater Ligon (1845-1906), buried here, was pastor of Good Hope 1876-1902; his son Rev. J. Frank Ligon was pastor 1947-49. The church cemetery also includes plots of the Beaty, McAlister, McMahan, McKee, and other early families.
Erected 2001 by Good Hope Presbyterian Church. (Marker Number 4-32.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1789.
Location. 34° 19.15′ N, 82° 41.65′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Iva SC 29655, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Good Hope Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Generostee A.R.P. Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Good Hope Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Iva Veterans Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Old Iva Depot Mural (approx. 2 miles away); Iva (approx. 2 miles away); 1965 (approx. 2 miles away); Moffettsville / Moffettsville Postmaster Appointments (approx. 2.2 miles away); Dean / Dean's Station (approx. 5.6 miles away); Louie Morris Memorial Bridge (approx. 7.4 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iva.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,706 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on June 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.