Brandon Cemetery

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Brandon Cemetery

  • 6 to 7 acres> E of Melrose N of Rt 124, Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
  • 108 Memorials added (43% photographed)

This was the cemetery, for Brandon Mill workers & their families..located (diagonally) across & down the street from Graceland Cemetery West. It is located on the right, after you, cross the bridge from Brandon Community. The house is 6 Melrose Ave Greenville, SC 29611. Privately owned with all the land. Have been told that No Trespassing signs have been posted all these yrs, since the sale.

The percent of photos taken: please note that, most of the tombstones have been purposely destroyed/buried over the decades. The cemetery was 6 to 7 acres and have been told that it used to be full of tombstones.

I contacted the The Greenville Mayor's secretary who raised funds to erect Shoeless Joe statue. She informed me that, it was across the bridge, which was out of the city's they would not be able to help me, with the cemetery. A cousin spoke to magistrate/Senator and other officials to no avail. One cousin had been trying to get someone to help,for decades. All the societies would say, when it gets Winter, we can get in there.

This is an attempt to find out, all who were buried there. They should NOT BE Forgotten!

Taken from the Deed:
Merger Agreement: Belton Mills, Brandon Corp. > Abney Mills sold the acreage with cemetery to an individual for $1.00 since they "exhausted efforts to sell" and were "unable to sell said property, because it has several graves thereon, is burden on the trust, including, among other things, the continuing expense of maintaining same..." Greenville County Quit Claim Deed 1982 vol.1181 p.349 (pp.348-351)

I found a site
GREENVILLE COUNTY (23)SC Cemetery Project
GV430Brandon Mill Memorial N34 50.824 , W82 26.159 M P
(p means they have pictures: 17 images, the first one I clicked on was image 13, wow, my ancestors! It is broken or laid over)
Thanks to Karen Haley for all these photos!

And thanks, to all the Find-A-Grave angels, who had added information and taken the time and effort, to find and add pictures and documents, to this site.

Phone call: talked to man at Graceland said the cemetery ran out of room, so they bought some property from them. So there is a Brandon section at Graceland. Was surprized to find someone, who knew abt the cemetery. He said, he grew up in Brandon Community!

{NOTE: Funny thing the deed from the mill to a private owner for 6 to 7 acres FOR 1 DOLLAR, states, "there are several graves on the property which have become a liability to them."}

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  • Added: 12 Sep 2008
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