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Victorian Picnic Oct. 22 in Magnolia Cemetery

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

The public is invited to picnic Victorian style among the headstones in Spartanburg’s historic Magnolia Cemetery Saturday, Oct. 22, at high noon. Pack a picnic lunch and a blanket or chairs and visit with historians Martin Meek and Frazer Pajak, who will share great tales, myths and true stories about Spartanburg’s family, friends and complete strangers at rest there. Magnolia Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in the city of Spartanburg and many of Spartanburg’s founding families are buried there. The Spartanburg County Historical Association will provide music, stories, and water and soft drinks for purchase. On behalf of the nonprofit organization, donations will be accepted and appreciated. For more details, please call 596-3501 or email

South Carolina Cemetery Project Looking for Some Help

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

I received an email today about a site and project that I don’t think that I’ve seen before, it’s the SCCemetery GPS Mapping Project. They are trying to determine which of the cemeteries should be noted as being Black. There is a page setup listing those with burials of Americans of African Descent. They tell me that they have completed the State’s Golden Corner. Most all of Oconee, Pickens and Anderson are done although they do need help finishing Anderson County.

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