The Victorians used symbolism to discuss death. From heavenly hands reaching down to earth to wilted flowers, the use of words was rarely utilized to discuss the tragedy of death. Sometimes seen prior to 1900, there was a slight change in the 1900s where the manner of death was permanently shared as part of an epitaph. While not a frequent find, I admit these epitaphs always leaving me wanting to know more.
Asbury, Cherokee County, South Carolina
This church served the Black communities of Asbury, Thicketty, and Whig Hill. Built in the 1880s, the church held services until the 1940s. It was listed on the National Register in 2012.
This Gothic Revival church is one of the few extant Black churches built in South Carolina prior to 1900 that is still standing.
Sam Nuckles, a Reconstruction Era politician, is buried in the cemetery.
Gold & Grass Farms- That’s the sign you see from the road, but this is the last remaining building from the Creighton/Franklin Gold Mine in Ball Ground, Georgia. Built in 1890, the “Shingle House” served the area as a commissary, post office, and a boarding house.
Built in 1909, this one room schoolhouse was restored by the church in the last few years.