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Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum

Intersection of US 278 and Mathews Drive, Hilton Head, SC
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HIstoric

This cemetery has been here for years and years. I think the interesting part is the number of... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
kathrynbs
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Lexington, Kentucky
Neat spot even when under restoration. Access is a little tricky.

Several soldiers buried here from the Revolution. Graves are spread out with some toppled over and... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Darren L
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Built in 1846, the mausoleum serves as the final resting place of those who fought in the Revolutionary War.
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Intersection of US 278 and Mathews Drive, Hilton Head, SC
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

This cemetery has been here for years and years. I think the interesting part is the number of young children that died so early. Makes one think about how difficult life was then.

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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Several soldiers buried here from the Revolution. Graves are spread out with some toppled over and some difficult to read. Make sure to be on Matthews headed south and pull in off of the tiny short cut through to 277 West.

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

many of the names etched into the gravestones were worn away by time. Some of the descendants obviously cared enough to preserve the written memory by having a new grave marker made. They even present a historical talk about the island and its inhabitants at...More

Thank Dianne W
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

This is a very small cemetery loaded with old historical headstones. Our daughter took some photos during our stop here and two ghostly images showed up among her pictures. We were all amazed.

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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

This site is a bit small. There are some interesting historical graves and one can see how Hilton Head was just a small community in the early days of the US.

Thank Holland S
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Just a quick stop. Wonderful old cemetery with very old headstones. Mausoleum was locked up and no one here but they do have someone available one day a week. Very sacred ground and being maintained. Worth a stop just to read headstones.

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Reviewed January 18, 2018

This is a small site that, although it appears that there have been small efforts to keep it maintained, needs a little more work. For history buffs this is a must-see stop. For the average family it doesn't offer much. (Good thing I love historic...More

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Reviewed December 15, 2017

A few years ago, you could barely see the tombstones--but the past few years have seen much progress in the cleaning up and restoration. The Friday morning tour sponsored by the library gives fascinating insights into early Hilton Head history. If you haven't been to...More

Thank BloodyLegion
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

Easy to miss little cemetery right on the beaten path. Worth a visit. Begun in 1786 by one of the biggest land owners. The mausoleum is empty today. It was broken into and vandalized during the Civil War.

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

I read the history in the Island Packet which inspired me to stop. It was much smaller than I expected but the history was very interesting. Would have been nice if more headstones still had inscriptions that are visible but I did read everything that...More

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