Ridge Spring Cemetery / W.H. Scarborough

Ridge Spring Cemetery / W.H. Scarborough (HMIRV)

Location: Ridge Spring, SC 29129 Saluda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 50.791', W 81° 38.744'

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This cemetery, dating to the early 19th century, was originally the Watson and Boatwright family cemetery before it was enlarged to become the town cemetery. Many descendants of Capt. Michael Watson (1726-1782) are buried in the walled section, built ca. 1850 by Chloe Wimberly Watson. They include Sarah Pressley Watson (1885-1959), who directed the Foyer International des Etudiantes in Paris 1920-1959.

William H. Scarborough (1812-1871), the leading portrait painter in 19th-century S.C., is buried here. A Tennessee native, he came to S.C. in 1836 and settled in Columbia in 1846. His portraits of prominent politicians and others are in collections such as the State House, State Museum, Columbia Museum of Art, and Gibbes Museum of Art. At first buried in Columbia, his remains were moved here by his widow Miranda when she lived in Ridge Spring.
Marker Number41-12
Year Placed2009
Placed ByRidge Heritage Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 12:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 440260 N 3745325
Decimal Degrees33.84651667, -81.64573333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 50.791', W 81° 38.744'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 50' 47.46" N, 81° 38' 44.64" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1196 State Rd S-41-308, Ridge Spring SC 29129, US
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