Remley Point Cemetery

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Remley Point Cemetery
Remley Point Cemetery 2.jpg
Remley Point Cemetery is located in South Carolina
Remley Point Cemetery
Remley Point Cemetery is located in the US
Remley Point Cemetery
Location 0 4th Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Coordinates 32°48′47″N 79°53′55″W / 32.81306°N 79.89861°W / 32.81306; -79.89861Coordinates: 32°48′47″N 79°53′55″W / 32.81306°N 79.89861°W / 32.81306; -79.89861
Area 2.32 acres (0.94 ha)
Built c. 1867
NRHP reference # 02000570[1]
Added to NRHP May 30, 2002

Remley Point Cemetery is cemetery located in the Scanlonville community in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. It contains 41 marked graves ranging from 1867 to 1989, but residents claim there may be over 1,000 people, largely African American, buried there.[2]

In 1999, the 3-acre cemetery was purchased by Tom and Victoria Rogers, who planned to use the property as part of a larger homestead.[3] In 2001, the Rogers filed to relocate the graves so that they could build their home, but withdrew the request when residents of Scanlonville sued to block the relocation.[4][5] Following a renewal of that request, in 2005 a judge ruled that the historical cemetery could not be developed.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ David Quick (March 29, 2001). "Couple wants graves moved to build home". Charleston Post & Courier. p. B1. 
  3. ^ Schuyler Kropf (June 17, 2005). "Testimony begins in effort to reverse sale of cemetery". Charleston Post & Courier. p. A1. Retrieved Nov 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ David Quick (Nov 14, 2001). "Residents' group sues to protect old cemetery at Remley's Point". Charleston Post & Courier. p. B1. Retrieved Nov 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ T. Ballard Lesemann (2 July 2008). "Hidden Heritage". Charleston City Paper. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  6. ^ David Quick (Nov 13, 2002). "Mt. Pleasant defers action on graveyard". Charleston Post & Courier. p. B5. 
  7. ^ Schuyler Kropf (Sep 7, 2005). "Mount Pleasant cemetery cannot be developed, judge rules". Charleston News & Courier. p. B1. Retrieved Nov 21, 2012.