Old Stone Cemetery-Catawba, South Carolina

This cemetery is located near the entrance to the Landsford Canal State Park. It used to be a part of a Mount Zion Church in Landsford, South Carolina.

The cemetery is not in the best condition. It is surrounded by a stone wall, and the ground is covered with vegetation. According to news stories, the cemetery has faced recent vandalism. From what I could tell, this destruction happened to the headstones closest to the road. This is a critically important cemetery because of the type and age of markers.

This is one of the most interesting 1700s American headstones I’ve seen. While I know it cannot be Art Deco, the design reminds me of Art Deco influences. William Simpson, d. 1777
Jane McFadden, d. 1835
Throughout the cemetery, there were worn-down markers and field stones. Several had these pink flowers placed next to them.
Colonel Robert Patton’s marker. He fought in the Revolutionary War.

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