South Carolina USA
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This cemetery is 1/2 mile west of the Saluda River Bridge. Traveling from Newberry on Hwy 121, turn right at the first logging road. Go about 1/2 mile, graves are located on the left in a small grove of trees on a slight knoll. The land belongs to Southern Brick Company. No tombstones remain in this cemetery, having been removed since 1956. The cemetery is listed in the Long Family History. Nathaniel Abney and Francis Higgins were authorized to establish a ferry near the present bridge on the Newberry-Saluda road in 1795 at Abney's Ford. Nathaniel Abney owned the land on the Saluda side and Francis Higgins owned the land on the Newberry side. Francis Higgins is buried to the right of Hwy 121 within sight of the present day bridge on the Newberry side. Other family members are buried here also. You can see the Higgins cemetery from the road, about 50' into the woods.