South Carolina USA
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Cemetery is located near Monticello in Fairfield County, SC, 3 miles from Clark Bridge Road, approximately 400 yards off of Cricket Tree Road, an abandoned, dead end, unpaved county road, on a gated, posted and heavily hunted tract of land. Cemetery is on East-facing hillside, approximately 300 yards West of Little River. Four-wheel drive vehicle is required except during dry spells, due to to the poor condition of the road as a result of logging in the area. Don't venture there on your own during hunting season, which is nearly year-round. Cemetery is approximately 25 feet by 50 feet, with a wide ditch around it, with ditch surrounded by what appears a fallen large field-stone wall. There is a flat entrance area on the south side, with no ditch or stones, giving access from an old abandoned road. It obviously was a very well kept cemetery in the late 1700s and early 1800s, but now has trees growing in it. There appear to be about 30 graves within the cemetery, most of them marked with large field stones with no identification inscribed. There are many indentions in the ground, which appear to be several other graves, but if so, they are unmarked. Information for all inscribed markers for graves in this cemetery is provided in memorials on this website. There are six stones with inscriptions, images of all of which are posted on the respective memorials. This apparently was a very industrious family, given the amount of manual labor put into development of their family cemetery.