Colored Asylum Cemetery

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Colored Asylum Cemetery

Also known as Slighs Avenue Cemetery, State Hospital Cemetery

Slighs Avenue
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Memorials 4,215 added

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This cemetery was founded around 1910 for the burial of African-American ("Colored") patients of the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum and was located on the Asylum grounds. It was used until 1922.

The property is now owned by the City of Columbia and was developed into a golf driving range, the James Clyburn Golf Center, despite a South Carolina law making it a felony to desecrate grave sites. The City has erected a memorial marker and a net to keep golf balls off of the grave sites.

GPS Coordinates: 34.02441, -81.02205

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #71449