Old City Cemetery

Old City Cemetery (HMBSV)

Location: Spartanburg, SC 29306 Spartanburg County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 56.32', W 81° 55.112'

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This cemetery, established on this site about 1900 as the Spartanburg Colored Cemetery, includes many graves moved here from the first black cemetery in the city, established in 1849 1 mi. W. and closed by the expansion of the Charleston & Western Carolina RR. Also known as the New Colored Cemetery until 1928 and later known as Freeman's Cemetery, it has been known as the Old Cemetery since 1959.

Prominent persons buried here include educator Mary Honor Farrow Wright (1862-1946), for whom Mary Wright School was named; midwife Phyllis Goings (1860-1945) and policeman Tobe Hartwell (d. 1932) for whom city public housing developements were named; city councilman Thomas Bomar (1864-1904), and educator Addie Wright McWhirter (1885-1976), first woman to teach at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.
Marker Number42-16
Year Placed1997
Placed BySpartanburg Community Memorial Committee & African-American Heritage Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 11:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 416118 N 3866626
Decimal Degrees34.93866667, -81.91853333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.32', W 81° 55.112'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 19.20" N, 81° 55' 6.72" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Cemetery St, Spartanburg SC 29306, US
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