McClary Cemetery

McClary Cemetery (HMR42)

Location: Kingstree, SC 29556 Williamsburg County
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N 33° 37.874', W 79° 46.509'

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John McClary (1760-1833) established this cemetery about 1789, locating it on high ground near Boggy Swamp. McClary's will, dated 1831, provided for headstones for himself and his three wives: Mary Raphield (1757-1792), Margaret Blackwell (1769-1799), and Sarah Raphield (1760-1815). Many of John McClary's descendants and other members of the community are buried here.
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McClary, born in Northern Ireland, came to S.C. by 1780. He and his brothers served under Gen. Francis Marion during the Revolution. In 1791 he was one of the commissioners who surveyed and laid out the town of Kingstree. A Presbyterian elder, he helped reunite the Williamsburg and Bethel churches in 1828. He was perhaps the wealthiest planter in Williamsburgh District at his death.
HM NumberHMR42
Marker Number45-19
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Harrington Family Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 6:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 613602 N 3721941
Decimal Degrees33.63123333, -79.77515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 37.874', W 79° 46.509'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 37' 52.44" N, 79° 46' 30.54" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3161-3409 Co Rd S-45-285, Kingstree SC 29556, US
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