Whaley Cemetery (African American)

Herman Road
Johns Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Memorials 14 added (43% photographed)

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Although this is referred to as Whaley Cemetery, there are no Whaley family members buried here. The area was named the Cain Slash Plantation years ago, and was owned by Dr. William Smith Whaley (1828-1903). The history of this cemetery probably pre-dates the Civil War. Workers, slaves and their family members from the plantation were buried here. There are also headstones found with dates from 1927 to 1973. Several are illegible and the older markers have most likely sunken in the ground or have fallen apart due to weathering. Damage from hurricane Hugo in 1989 was never cleared and it became overgrown. There are plans to preserve this site and hopefully find some of the missing markers. This cemetery area is referred to as Site 38CH2053. It is located on Johns Island. Take Maybank Highway to River Road, then to Cane Slash Road. Turn onto Herman Road. This is a small dirt and gravel road that leads toward the Stono River. The road circles around the cemetery which is on the line between two different properties.


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GPS Coordinates: 32.71973, -80.05145

  • Added: 4 Feb 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2602819