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Near Quinby in Florence County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Roseville Plantation Slave And Freedman's Cemetery / Clarke Cemetery

 
 
Roseville Plantation Slave And Freedman's Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, October 27, 2010
1. Roseville Plantation Slave And Freedman's Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Roseville Plantation Slave And Freedman's Cemetery
This was originally the slave cemetery for Roseville Plantation. Roseville, established about 1771 by the Dewitt family, was later owned by the Brockinton, Bacot, and Clarke families from the 1820s through the Civil War. A 1200-acre plantation, it had more than 100 slaves living and planting cotton here by 1850.

Clarke Cemetery
This cemetery is sometimes called “the Clarke Cemetery” after the family that owned Roseville from Reconstruction until 1948. It is about 150 ft. square, and though it contains relatively few gravemarkers it includes at least 150 and as many as 250 or more graves. Slaves, freedmen, and their descendants were buried here for two hundred years, from the 1770s to the 1970s.
 
Erected 2004 by the Roseville Slave Cemetery Committee. (Marker Number 21-18.)
 
Location. 34° 16.902′ N, 79° 42.156′ W. Marker is near Quinby, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker is on North Williston Road (State Highway 327) 0.6 miles from East Pocket Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence SC 29506, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6
Clarke Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, October 27, 2010
2. Clarke Cemetery Marker
miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roseville Plantation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ney School / Back Swamp School (approx. one mile away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Williamson's Bridge (approx. 4.9 miles away); William R. Johnson House / The Columns (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mount Pleasant Baptist Church / Lowther's Hill Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Lamuel Benton (approx. 5.4 miles away); Moses S. Haynsworth (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quinby.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
Wide view of the Roseville Plantation Slave And Freedman's Cemetery / Clarke Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 7, 2011
3. Wide view of the Roseville Plantation Slave And Freedman's Cemetery / Clarke Cemetery Marker
Cemetery Area image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, October 27, 2010
4. Cemetery Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 889 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina.   3. submitted on May 10, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 28, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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