First Burial in Long Cane Cemetery

First Burial in Long Cane Cemetery (HMCB2)

Location: Abbeville, SC 29620 Abbeville County
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N 34° 12.25', W 82° 23.417'

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In memory of the first person, a young girl whose name is unknown. Buried here about 1760. The story goes that she was visiting the Lesly family and died as a result of injuries sustained while they were making lye soap. John Lesly and his brother, Thomas, who lived not far apart, set off walking from their homes and where they met they established this Lesly graveyard that was later renamed Upper Long Cane Cemetery.

This marker is placed on her grave in 2008 by members of the Upper Long Cane Society, established in 1793 and incorporated in 1799 to provide a permanent fund for the support of the Gospel and works of benevolence among Presbyterians.
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HM NumberHMCB2
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByUpper Long Cane Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 3:48pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 371913 N 3785667
Decimal Degrees34.20416667, -82.39028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 12.25', W 82° 23.417'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 12' 15.00" N, 82° 23' 25.02" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 Greenville St, Abbeville SC 29620, US
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