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Georgetown County
South Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Georgetown County

Index to Locations

  • Georgetown Baptist Cemetery
  • Georgetown Prince George Winyah Cemetery
  • Near Hemingway Union United Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Murrells Inlet Oaks Cemetery
  • Pawleys Island All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery


    Baptist Cemetery
    Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
    Joseph H. Rainey Joseph Hayne Rainey (1832-1887) — also known as Joseph H. Rainey — of Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C. Born in slavery in Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C., June 21, 1832. Republican. Barber; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention from Georgetown County, 1868; member of South Carolina state senate from Georgetown County, 1868-70; resigned 1870; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1870-79. African ancestry. First Black member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Died in Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C., August 2, 1887 (age 55 years, 42 days). Interment at Baptist Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)


    Prince George Winyah Cemetery
    Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Paul Trapier (1749-1778) — of South Carolina. Born in Georgetown, Georgetown District (now Georgetown County), S.C., 1749. Member of South Carolina state senate, 1776; state court judge in South Carolina, 1776; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1777. Died in Georgetown, Georgetown District (now Georgetown County), S.C., 1778 (age about 29 years). Interment at Prince George Winyah Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Paul Trapier (1716-1793) and Magdelen (Horry) Trapier; married to Elizabeth Foisson (1757-1836).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Francis Withers Allston (1801-1864) — of South Carolina. Born in All Saints Parish, Georgetown District (now Georgetown County), S.C., April 21, 1801. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1826-32; member of South Carolina state senate, 1834-56; Governor of South Carolina, 1856-58. Died in Georgetown, Georgetown District (now Georgetown County), S.C., April 7, 1864 (age 62 years, 352 days). Interment at Prince George Winyah Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Allston (1768-1809) and Charlotte Anne (Allston) Allston (1771-1824); married 1832 to Adele Petigru (1810-1896).
      Epitaph: "Industry, integrity, and charity illustrated his character, and his rest shall be glorious."
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Cecil Claymon Grimes, Jr. Cecil Claymon Grimes Jr. (1922-2014) — of Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C. Born in Greenville, Washington County, Miss., July 23, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1959-62; member of South Carolina state senate, 1962-72 (Georgetown County 1962-66, 10th District 1967-68, 15th District 1969-72); bank director. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Rotary. Died in Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C., October 8, 2014 (age 92 years, 77 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Prince George Winyah Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sadie (Ehlers) Grimes (1898-1990) and Cecil Claymon Grimes, Sr. (1900-1982); married, October 4, 1947, to Harriet Horry Pyatt (1925-2014).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
      Walter Hazard (1859-1930) — of Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C. Born in Georgetown, Georgetown District (now Georgetown County), S.C., December 25, 1859. Lawyer; newspaper editor; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Georgetown County, 1882-84, 1888-92; member of South Carolina state senate from Georgetown County, 1892-93. Methodist; later Episcopalian. Died in Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C., February 6, 1930 (age 70 years, 43 days). Interment at Prince George Winyah Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Ingell Hazard (1831-1898) and Sarah Freeborn (Ingell) Hazard (1837-1910); brother of Harriet Wilbour 'Hattie' Hazard (1874-1957; who married John Stanyarne Wilson); married, October 17, 1882, to Jessie Minnie Tamplet (1856-1889); married, December 7, 1897, to Florence Adele Tamplet (1855-1920; sister of first wife); first cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Hazard; third cousin thrice removed of Nathaniel Hazard (1776-1820).
      Political families: Cornell family of New York; King-Hazard family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis Simons Parker (1814-1867) — of Georgetown, Georgetown District (now Georgetown County), S.C. Born December 14, 1814. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Winyaw, 1860-62. Died September 12, 1867 (age 52 years, 272 days). Interment at Prince George Winyah Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Taylor Lance (1818-1888).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Taylor Atkinson (1822-1880) — of Georgetown, Georgetown District (now Georgetown County), S.C. Born October 16, 1822. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Winyaw, 1860-62. Died August 7, 1880 (age 57 years, 296 days). Interment at Prince George Winyah Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jonah Murrel Atkinson (1790-1849) and Susan (Steedman) Atkinson (1807-1893).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Union United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Near Hemingway, Georgetown County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin Britton Chandler (1854-1925) — of Henry, Williamsburg County, S.C. Born in South Carolina, November 7, 1854. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1924-25; died in office 1925. Suffered a heart attack, and died soon after, at Henry, Williamsburg County, S.C., December 13, 1925 (age 71 years, 36 days). Interment at Union United Methodist Church Cemetery.


    Oaks Cemetery
    Murrells Inlet, Georgetown County, South Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Alston (1779-1816) — of South Carolina. Born in All Saints Parish, Georgetown District (now Georgetown County), S.C., 1779. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1802-04, 1812 (Christ Church 1802-04, All Saints 1812); Governor of South Carolina, 1812-14. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., September 19, 1816 (age about 37 years). Interment at Oaks Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mary (Ashe) Alston and William Alston (1756-1839); brother of Charlotte Alston (1784-1817; who married John Lyde Wilson (1784-1849)); married, February 2, 1801, to Theodosia Burr (1783-1813; daughter of Aaron Burr).
      Political family: Burr-Alston-Wilson-Ballard family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Epitaph: "The life of this Citizen was common one to the State. To its service he devoted himself from his early years … This great man was also a goode one. He met Death with that fortitude with which his Ancestor did from whom he received his name & this estate & which is to be found only in the good hoping to rejoin those whose loss had left in his heart an 'aching void' that nothing on earth could fill."
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery
    3560 Kings River Road
    Pawleys Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina
    Founded 1739
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Carroll Ashmore Campbell Jr. (1940-2005) — also known as Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. — of Fountain Inn, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., July 24, 1940. Republican. Real estate broker; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1970-74; defeated, 1969; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1972 (alternate), 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1974; executive assistant to Gov. Jim Edwards, 1975; member of South Carolina state senate 2nd District, 1977-78; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1979-87; Governor of South Carolina, 1987-95; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1996; lobbyist; CEO, American Council of Life Insurers, 1995-2001; director, Norfolk Southern railroad. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Sertoma; Pi Kappa Phi. Died, of a heart attack while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in Lexington Medical Hospital, West Columbia, Lexington County, S.C., December 7, 2005 (age 65 years, 136 days). Interment at All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Carroll Ashmore Campbell (1915-1997) and Anne (Williams) Campbell (1916-1977); brother of Richard Michael Campbell (1947-1968; U.S. Army Sergeant, killed in Vietnam War); married, September 5, 1959, to Iris Faye Rhodes (1940-2017).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Huger (1768-1823) — of South Carolina. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., 1768. Planter; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1796-98, 1806-13; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1799-1805, 1815-17; member of South Carolina state senate, 1818-23. Slaveowner. Died near Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C., July 7, 1823 (age about 55 years). Interment at All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Huger (1746-1779) and Mary (Golightly) Huger (1750-1771); married, February 17, 1796, to Mary Allston (1762-1838); nephew of Daniel Huger and John Huger; first cousin of Daniel Elliott Huger and Alfred Huger; first cousin once removed of John Middleton Huger and Benjamin Frost Huger (1836-1887); first cousin twice removed of Daniel Elliott Huger Smith; first cousin thrice removed of Huger Sinkler (1868-1923); first cousin four times removed of Huger Sinkler (1908-1987).
      Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joshua John Ward (1800-1853) — also known as "King of the Rice Planters" — Born in Georgetown District (now Georgetown County), S.C., November 24, 1800. Rice planter; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from All Saints, 1832-36; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1850-52. Slaveowner. Died in Georgetown District (now Georgetown County), S.C., February 27, 1853 (age 52 years, 95 days). Interment at All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joshua Ward and Elizabeth (Cook) Ward; married, March 14, 1825, to Joanna Douglas Hasell.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Valentine Jordan Nesbit (1883-1938) — also known as Valentine J. Nesbit — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Camden, Kershaw County, S.C., January 20, 1883. Honorary Consul for Belgium in Birmingham, Ala., 1918-35. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., February 7, 1938 (age 55 years, 18 days). Interment at All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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