Beaufort Old Burying Ground
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We head to the Old Burying Grounds in one of Beaufort's unique, ancient by American city standards, neighborhoods.
We walk to the Beaufort Old Burying Ground (1731 and older), a unique almost creepy but incredibly interesting tombstone laden treasure.
Above: Vaulted graves (not below ground level) have bricks installed over them to protect them from water and wild animals.
The northwest corner holds the oldest graves, with the earliest marked with shell, brick, or wooden slabs. Stone was too hard to get so they used these more primitive elements to construct and decorate.
Above: I cannot imagine what it takes to create ironwork of this caliber without modern equipment.
Above: 1885 tombstone for Gabriel (born 1861).
Actual locking jail device used back in 1829 here to hold prisoners.
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