Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery

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Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Old Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery 1780-1916.jpg
Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery is located in South Carolina
Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery is located in the US
Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Location Elm St., 0.9 miles (1.4 km) south of U.S. Route 29, near Grover
Coordinates 35°10′09″N 81°25′57″W / 35.16917°N 81.43250°W / 35.16917; -81.43250Coordinates: 35°10′09″N 81°25′57″W / 35.16917°N 81.43250°W / 35.16917; -81.43250
Area 1.8 acres (0.73 ha)
Built 1780 (1780)
NRHP reference # 11000954[1]
Added to NRHP December 22, 2011

Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery is a historic Presbyterian cemetery located near Grover, in Cleveland County, North Carolina and Cherokee County, South Carolina. It was established in 1780 in conjunction with the construction of the Shiloh Meeting House. Revolutionary War hero William Patterson, who died on October 5, 1780, the day of the Battle of Kings Mountain, and was the first person interred at the cemetery. The cemetery is the oldest burying ground in the southeast section of Cleveland County, North Carolina. It includes a number of notable gravestones carved from greenish schist and soapstone dating from 1780s to the 1820s. The cemetery includes 104 gravestones in the North Carolina section of the property, and four gravestones in the South Carolina section.[2][3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/19/11 through 12/23/11. National Park Service. 2011-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cherokee County (Elm St., .9 mi. S. of U.S. 29, Grover, NC vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Jason L. Harpe (February 2011). "Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. NRHP. Retrieved 25 February 2014.