There’s A Quaker Burial Ground In South Carolina That Dates Back To Before The Revolutionary War

Quakers made their way southward and into South Carolina in the late 1600s and the organizational unit of the Religious Society of Friends was established in Charleston in 1682. It is believed to be the first Quaker settlement in what would become South Carolina. Eventually, however, three other settlements were created inland. Camden, credited with being the oldest inland city in South Carolina, was one of the most prominent, followed by Bushkill in Newberry County, and a fourth in Marlboro County.

In theory, Quaker burial grounds exist in all four of those locations but none are as prominent, or well cared for, as the Quaker Cemetery in Camden.

Did you know this historic cemetery existed and have you visited yet? The Quaker Burying Grounds cemetery is located at 713 Meeting St., Camden, SC. The gates are open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To visit another very unique cemetery in South Carolina, check out this nature preserve where burials are anything but ordinary.