New Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Sandy Island

19 Sandy Island Rd., Pawleys Island, SC
Georgetown County, South Carolina, 29585 USA
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Church and cemetery are on Sandy Island in upper Georgetown County. Access to the island is by ferry, or at least by boat. The community is largely isolated from the mainland.

Pawleys Island is a postal address, but the church and the cemetery are NOT IN Pawleys Island, NOR in Murrells Inlet. Both towns are along the coast. Sandy Island is inland, west of Waccamaw River. Numerous death certificates say Sandy Island, Murrells Inlet, which suggests that in prior years the Island might have been served by a post office in Murrells Inlet.

An excellent description of the island and its people was published in the December 2011 issue of Grand Strand, The Lifestyle Magazine for the Myrtle Beach Area.

Many death certificates list burial at Sandy Island, but not specifically in New Bethel Baptist Cemetery. Some of these burials may be in Mount Rena Cemetery, which is also on Sandy Island. There may be a Ruinsville Cemetery on the Island. It may be in a wooded area a mile or two north and slightly east of New Bethel.

The death certificates that list burial at Sandy Island but do not name a specific cemetery should be considered works in progress.

GPS Coordinates: 33.52597, -79.1346

  • Added: 3 Sep 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2621905