Durant Cemetery

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Durant Cemetery

Also known as Grissette Landing

Location
1986 SC-905
Conway, Horry County, South Carolina, USA
Memorials 12 added (83% photographed)

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This historic cemetery is located in what used to be the front yard of the home built for Elting and Margaret Holliday in 1965. The property is located on the east side of Hwy. 905 about 3.6 miles north of Conway. The property was once part of the Bethel Durant plantation, which was later owned by Maj. John Readman and then the R.G.W. Grissette and Holliday families. An 1823 survey for Bethel Durant showed the property consisting of 1,000 acres at that time. R.G.W. Grissette referred to the property as “Rose Lake Plantation”.

In the early 1900s this portion of the property was part of a dairy farm. The cemetery, located on the edge of a bluff overlooking Rose Lake was quite large, but only a few grave markers had survived. When Elting and Margaret Holliday built their home there they gathered up several stones for their protection and placed them flat on the ground near others that were standing in the center of their circular driveway. Another grave is still marked on the north side of the house. Most of the graves are now unmarked, having probably been originally marked with wood markers. The cemetery is connected to the Durant, Readman, Grissette and Holliday families of Horry County, South Carolina.

In the early and mid-1800s, river landings on the property were used for shipping products that were associated with the local naval stores and lumber industries to Georgetown.

The above cemetery description was provided by Ben Burroughs of Horry County Historical Society and Director of Horry County Archives Center at Coastal Carolina University.


Cemetery and home are located about 200 yards off of HWY. 905.

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GPS Coordinates: 33.86119, -78.98966

  • Added: 20 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2283596