Kingston Presbyterian Church Cemetery - Conway, South Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 33° 50.147 W 079° 02.691
17S E 680914 N 3745667
Quick Description: Historic churchyard cemetery in Conway, South Carolina.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/8/2007 5:22:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM2HVW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 18

Long Description:

"The Kingston Presbyterian Church Cemetery contains fine examples of Victorian gravestone art of a quality not generally found in South Carolina. Portions of the cemetery site were first the old Kingston “burying ground” and the Beaty family cemetery; few gravestones from the town graveyard survive but the Beaty family plot, which contains the artistically significant stones, is intact. The most outstanding examples of mid-nineteenth century gravestone art in the cemetery are the tombstones of the Beaty, Buck, and Graham children. The stones seem to have been sculpted by one artist, and those of Clara and Mary Beaty, Frederick Buck, and Florence Graham are particularly significant. These three tombs are marble table-type tombs, so called for the low flat slab on top that often served as a table for vases. These children’s stones have top slabs with an inscription, supporting end slabs, and open sides. The most remarkable features of these stones, rare in table tombs, are the delicately sculpted figures that lie in the space under the top slab and between the end slabs. These figures represent children either sleeping or in death. Listed in the National Register August 5, 1986." ~ South Carolina Department of Archives and History website

Street address:
800 Third Ave.
Conway, South Carolina


County / Borough / Parish: Horry County

Year listed: 1986

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1700-1749, 1750-1799, 1800-1824, 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Funerary - Cemetery

Current function: Funerary - Cemetery

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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