South Carolina Cemeteries

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Tomb of Arthur Middleton (1742–1787) at Middleton Place near Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Middleton was a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Middleton's mother (Mary Williams), his son Henry Middleton, his grandson Williams Middleton, and great-granddaughter Elizabeth Middleton are buried in the same burial plot.

The best collection of South Carolina cemetery inscriptions is at the South Caroliniana Library in transcripts made by the Work Projects Administration. The cemeteries included in this collection are listed in Local and Family History in South Carolina: A Bibliography by Richard N. Côté. (N.p. Reprint. Originally published: 1981; Family History Library book 975.7 H23c.)

Online Resources


  • The Family History Library Catalog lists published records of Illinois cemeteries.  Thorough "Place Searches" should include counties and towns.  Some of the books referenced here may be available on Google Books and in public libraries.
  • World Cat is a comprehensive library catalog covering hundreds of libraries. You can narrow searches to retrieve cemetery books for specific states and counties.

Online Gravestone Transcripts

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • includes many South Carolina cemetery transcripts.
  • SCGenWeb Project includes cemetery information and transcripts. Search on individual county pages.
  • The South Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project.  In USGenWeb Archives Digital Library [database on-line]. N.p.: USGenWeb Archives, 17 February 1999– [cited 15 July 1999]. This is a county-by-county list of cemeteries. The highlighted cemeteries on the web page include tombstone abstracts. Abstracted cemeteries are indexed in:

Cemetery Gazetteers

  • ePodunk is a gazetteer of South Carolina cemeteries.

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