Whitmire Family Cemetery. Michael Whitmire owned the farm and started a small plot for family. His property was in Pickens Co., South Carolina. near towns of Dacusville and Pumpkintown off of county roads. Others have owned the land and others are buried there. Some call it the Whitmire-Hunt Cemetery, because the Hunt family purchased it after the Whitmires sold out. In Pickens, SC, take Hwy 8 toward Pumpkintown, to the sign that says Dacusville. Junction of Hwy 186 and Hwy 8. Turn right on 186, go past Nine Forks church on the left, turn left off Hwy 186 on Pace Bridge Road, go 8/10 mile to Freeman Bridge Road,go 5/10 mile to power lines, it is in the field near a steel tower. The Hunt family is now the current caretakers of the cemetery.
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The Family Cemetery was started in 1796 when Michael Whitmire Sr. was buried. Burials continued until the burial of Samuel Martin Hunt according to the marked stones. There ares several unmarked graves that have sunken in. In 1884 1 acre was officially set aside by Martin Whitmire for a cemetery at the spot where his parents are buried. In 1885 the land around the cemetery changed owners but Susan Hunt by deed in Book..pg.. retained the 1 acre cemetery. In 1912 in a deed concerning the surrounding land transferred again the 1 acre was still owned by the family also again in 1913 in another deed.
Yearly the Cemetery was cleaned off by Susan Whitmire's son Wesley Earl Hunt Sr. And his family , this continued until 1936 despite the fact everyone thought it was out of the family. After 1936 cleanup was not done on a regular basis. In 1991 rediscovered the cemetery and with the help of Wesley Ear Hunt Jr.s sons the large trees and brush was removed. Since 1991 clean up of the Whitmire Cemetery has been done by Jimmy Hunt. The idea of starting a effort to preserve and maintain the cemetery was started..
GPS Coordinates: 34.98075, -82.54662
- Added: 30 Mar 2004
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #1981060
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