Clinton Memorial Cemetery / Isom C. Clinton

Clinton Memorial Cemetery / Isom C. Clinton (HMFSI)

Location: Lancaster, SC 29720 Lancaster County
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N 34° 43.47', W 80° 46.008'

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[Marker Front]:
More than 300 members of Lancaster's black community are buried here, with the first grave dating to 1864. Originally the Clinton family cemetery, it was donated to Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in 1960 by Dr. John J. Clinton (1889-1974). Prominent citizens buried here include clergymen, educators, businessmen, and politicians, and many veterans of American wars from World War I through Vietnam.

[Marker Reverse]:
This cemetery is named for Isom Caleb Clinton (1830-1904), buried here with his family. Born a slave, Clinton organized Mt. Carmel A.M.E. Zion Church in 1866 and served as an elder for many years until he became a bishop in the A.M.E. Zion Church in 1892. He also founded one of the first black public schools in Lancaster County and served as county treasurer both during and after Reconstruction. An obituary called Clinton's influence "manifest in this community and throughout the county."
Marker Number29-22
Year Placed2001
Placed ByLancaster County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 521350 N 3842516
Decimal Degrees34.72450000, -80.76680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 43.47', W 80° 46.008'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 43' 28.20" N, 80° 46' 0.48" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 408 Clinton School Rd, Lancaster SC 29720, US
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