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Photo of Dean Family Cemetery
The land on which the cemetery sits is now part of a private humting preserve--permission should be acquired before visitng. The cemetery has at least 40 worn fieldstones or grave depressions. No stones are readable.Historical marker reads as follows:(Front) Dean is named for the Dean family, whose cemetery is located about a mile west. Samuel Dean came to South Carolina from Maryland in 1786 and settled here in the Mountain Creek area along with the Cummins and James families. Dean and his wife Gwendolyn James raised a large family and his descendants have lived here for more than two hundred years. (Reverse) Dean's Station. A depot was built at Dean in 1886 by the Savannah Valley Railroad (later the Charleston and Western Carolina Railroad). Described by the Anderson Intelligencer in 1896 as "a very pretty little town," this rural community included the depot, a post office, several stores, a gristmill and sawmill, a blacksmith shop, a school, and several residences.***Specific Directions:Just north of Starr, SC on SC Hwy 81, turn West on Agnew Rd. Go about 1.4 miles to Mountain Creek Church Road and turn right. Go about .2 miles, about 100 yards past first pipeline and go thru gate on right side of the road. There are some old travel trailers in the clearing just inside the gate. Follow the rough washed out drive down a hill and cross the creek and halfway up the hill bear left at the deer stand which is in the fork of the road. Go about another 1/4 mile and the cemetery is in the tall trees on the right.

Added by: Jennifer
3/09/2007

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