Hammond Cemetery

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Hammond Cemetery
Street Address:
0.2 mi. on dirt drive, off SE of SR 580, 0.1 mi south of US 278, Beech Island vicinity (Aiken County)

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Date Surveyed:
March 17 1986 at 19:00
Construction Date:
circa 1830
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Signficant Architectural Features:
Cemetery covering approximately 2 acres on slightly wooded lot; surrounded by brick wall approx. 4 feet high w/corballed cap; predominately 19th and early 20th century markers; no church associated with site. OUTBUILDINGS: None
Several recent sections of the brick wall
Historical Information:
Burial site of James Henry Hammond, governor of South Carolina, congressman and owner of "Redcliffe" plantation; James Henry Hammond II, developer of Hammond Gordon breed of chickens; and James Henry Hammond III, a SC legislator; Col. Dawson Atkinson, barn in Virginia 5/26/1789, died Beech Island, SC 5/24/1849; Marla Dawson Atkinson, youngest daughter Dawson and Maria Atkinson, died 1 October 1836, age 3yrs, 3 mos.; Horatio Ross Cook, MD, 3/20/1818-2/10/1886; Harry Hammond, d. ca. 1830; Catherine E. Hammond, wife of James H. Hammond, d. 3/25/1896; Col. Abner Whatly, 7/31 /1791 -12/31 /1844
Source of Historical Information:
MacDowell, An Aiken Scrapbook, pp 25-6
Aiken County Survey (Western Portion), 1986
Archives Location:
Box 12, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014

Related place
Aiken County