"Old Unity Cemetery, also known as the Revolutionary Cemetery, is less than 1 mile from the present Unity Presbyterian Church. The old graveyard is bordered by a 3-foot-high rock wall. It is approximately 150 feet in length and in width. Old timers claim the wall was built by slaves, who carried the rocks from the banks of the Catawba River, several miles distant. The stones are large, and no mortar was used to make the wall. An ancient iron gate stands open at the entrance. Nearby is a granite monument with the following inscription on the bronze plaque:
"'This marks the site of Unity Presbyterian Church and graveyard 1788. Erected by Kanawha Chapter, DAR, 1932."
Many patriots of the American Revolution are buried in this cemetery. Some of the gravestones bear inscriptions proving their active participation. Many of the stones are broken, and pieces are missing. Some are so worn that the lettering cannot be deciphered. Dozens of graves are marked with unlettered slabs of crude granite. Grave markers are scarce in the rear sections. It cannot be known for certain, who, or how many persons are buried in unmarked graves, for there is no known written record of those interred.
Since 1989 Old Unity Cemetery has been owned by the town of Fort Mill.
GPS Coordinates: 35.01552, -80.93608
- Added: 20 May 2009
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2306111
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