Tag Archives: Charleston County

Angel Oak-Johns Island, South Carolina

It’s difficult to capture the magnitude of the Angel Oak, a 400 to 500-year-old Southern Live Oak, on Johns Island. The tree is named after the plantation of Justus and Mary Waight Tucker Angel. The oak was part of an original land grant given to Abraham Waight.

Emanuel AME Church Cemetery, South Carolina

Charleston, Charleston County
Ethel W. Lance

I visited Charleston in 2019 to visit the cemeteries there. If you’ve visited Magnolia Cemetery, you will know there are several cemeteries in the area. As I was leaving Magnolia, I was driving down the side roads around the other cemeteries when I noticed Ethel Lance’s marker.

The grounds were being tended to, so I had to wait until the mowers moved away from the marker. Once I got out, I noticed that she was buried near several other members of the Mother Emanuel mass murders.

Cynthia Hurd
Susie Jackson
Tywanza Sanders

The other victims are buried in different cemeteries around Charleston and South Carolina.