The photo shows 19th century ironwork in a cemetery with Spanish moss. In the background, the blue sky peeps through the trees. The azaleas bushes are just beginning to bloom.

Presbyterian Church-Edisto Island, South Carolina

The front facade of the church is largely unchanged.

Established in the 1680s, the Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island is one of the oldest Presbyterian churches in the country. The current church building was built in 1831 and has largely stayed the same in its almost 200-year history.

The church’s graveyard contains graves as old as 1787. The headstones illustrate this long history ranging from slate markers to more modern granite ones. The most famous burial is Julia Legare.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

Some of the lovely ironwork is draped with Spanish moss.
One of several obelisks in the cemetery. The torches pointing downwards represent a life “snuffed out” or ended.
Cornelia Adelaide Seabrook, d. 1856-The symbol with the child riding on the back of an angel means the child heading towards heaven.

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