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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Edmund Jenkins / Ocean Grove Cemetery

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1. Edmund Jenkins
Edmund Jenkins
Edmund Jenkins, a veteran of World War I, was the first elected black Town Marshal in Mount Pleasant, and served the Town from 1920-1927. He died December 26, 1930. His gravestone is directly to the left of this marker. The public housing facility built in 1952 located two blocks north is named the Edmund Jenkins Homes in his memory.

Ocean Grove Cemetery
An 1883 Town ordinance created Ocean Grove Cemetery on this block. The section bordering Simmons Street on the right is called Ocean View by the African-American community. The adjoining section is owned by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Hallelujah Lane separates the two cemeteries.
Erected 2006.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1780.
Location. 32° 47.077′ N, 79° 52.06′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on McCants Drive. Between Greenwich and Simmons Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Village (approx. ¼ mile away); "Storm of the Century" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ronkin's Long Room / Ferry Service (approx. 0.3 miles away); Friendship A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Pleasant Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Patjens Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Cemetery / Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); War of 1812 Encampment (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
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2. Ocean Grove Cemetery Marker
Edmund Jenkins / Ocean Grove Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
November 16, 2010
3. Edmund Jenkins / Ocean Grove Cemetery Marker
Edmund Jenkins gravestone image. Click for full size.
4. Edmund Jenkins gravestone
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5. Ocean Grove Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2010. This page has been viewed 978 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 16, 2010. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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