Walking Among the Dead – Charleston’s Urban Graveyard and Rural Cemeteries

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by Leila Hamroun Comments (0)

After having spent the past two days within the oh-so-pleasant confines of the Francis Merion…. cemeteries! The “Walking Among the Dead” session was just what the doctor ordered.  It started out with a quick overview of Charleston history and development as we drove to the Circular Congregational Church graveyard.  By the time we got there, I had a sense of the various layers and rings of Charleston, where the old walls stood, and the patterns of growth. A “Cliffs Notes” version, but just right to wet my appetite for my next stay.

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