Magnolia Cemetery Is THE Place to be Dead
Charleston’s Magnolia Cemetery is one of those hidden places. In a bad neighborhood……well, we now LIVE in that neighborhood, but MTM calls it a ‘cemetery ghetto’ because several other cemeteries surround it. A stone’s throw from the old Charleston landfill. Flanked by dilapidated industrial buildings and a housing project that is so bad it is perpetually blocked off by the Charleston police.
So, why am I recommending this place???
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Magnolia Cemetery is Charleston’s oldest public graveyard not attached to a place of worship. Almost everyone who’s been anyone in South Carolina lore is buried there, but I’m not impressed by the size of their monuments over rotting corpses.
I’m glad I can enjoy that marsh view while I’m still alive.
On Sunday, we took a picnic. Gates are open from 8am – 5pm seven days a week, and dawdling is welcome.
A Charleston series. The first post in the series is here, the second post is here, the third post is here, the fourth post is here, the fifth post is here, the sixth post is here, the seventh post is here, the eighth post is here, the ninth post is here, the tenth post is here, the eleventh post is here, the twelfth post is here, the thirteenth post is here, the fourteenth post is here and the fifteenth post is here. Thank you for reading.