|Bend of Gadsden & Beaufort St.|
South Carolina USA
Postal Code: 29201
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The original Douglass Cemetery, started in 1908, had over 1,000 graves. It covered more than nine acres, but most is now gone. In the early 1950s, about half the cemetery was destroyed to make way for a church and subdivision on Bernard Circle. Then in the late 1980s, the City of Columbia bought the remaining five acres in order to relocate the CSX Railroad line. The Bernard Circle subdivision was also bought and destroyed for the same project. Today, the Church of Christ Park Street is located where the subdivision used to be.
Today, only two sections still remain. The smaller is at the bend where Gadsden and Beaufort Streets meet. The other, which is fairly inaccessible and isolated, is between the new CSX Railroad and the abandoned Seaboard Railroad lines.
There are a handful of broken markers and several field stones with no names or dates. The last know burial in either section was in 1979.
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