Inside The Old Burying Ground - Beaufort North Carolina
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A view of the Old Burying Ground in the Historic District of the sea port town of Beaufort, North Carolina. It is a bit startling to read the headstones and see how young many of the occupants are. For example, the nearest headstone in this image marks the grave of a young woman aged 7 years. In this centuries old graveyard the resting place of patriots, privateers, soilders, mariners and towns people can be found. The oldest section of the cemetary is believed to hold the remains of victims of an Indian massacre. Grave sites of soilders from both the Revolutionary and Cibil wars can be seen here.
The Old Burying Ground can be found along Ann Street. Three churches sit adjacent to the old graveyard: Purvis Chapel AME Church, Ann St. Methodist Church and the First Babtist Church.
June 9th, 2021
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