Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Due to circumstances beyond our control the Ghost Walk to be held October 9th and 10th has been rescheduled for November 13th and 14th. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope everyone will be able to adjust your schedules accordingly.
For more detailed information please click here or call (843) 571-3371.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Magnolia Cemetery was excited to have The Collage of Charleston's class "Beyond the Grave; What Old Cemeteries Tell and Teach the Living" visit with their professor Patrick Harwood September 21, 2015.
For more information about this class and what it is teaching the students click here.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Magnolia Cemetery is proud to welcome the addition of an exquisite private mausoleum nestled among the beautiful oaks and magnolias located in the Belvidere Section of the cemetery.
The Board of Trustees of Magnolia Cemetery recently approved the architectural/engineer drawings and style of the building. The foundation has been poured and the first row of granite is in place (pictured above). We congratulate the family building this mausoleum and thank them for choosing our beautiful historic cemetery.
If your family does not have memorial property and plan to be buried at Magnolia Cemetery we encourage you to do so while the options are still available. For more detailed information about our services or offerings please contact the Magnolia Cemetery Office at the above contacts or you can stop by the office and talk to one of our staff members.
Magnolia is a perpetual care cemetery. However, it wasn't always required that you purchase perpetual care when purchasing memorial property. The purchase of perpetual care has been mandatory since 1974 and lots that were purchased prior to 1974 and remain without perpetual care are not sharing the financial burden of the cemetery’s upkeep. We ask that you please check with the cemetery office to see if your lot is in perpetual care. Money placed in the perpetual care fund helps increase the dividends and interest needed to fund the everyday operations of the cemetery.
One Hundred and Fifty years after the Civil War came to a close, we at Magnolia Cemetery stop to commemorate the tragic cost in human lives during the War. The public is invited to join the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans this Saturday May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM at the Soldiers Grounds in Magnolia Cemetery for the sesquicentennial Memorial Day Service.
South Carolina ranks third in lives lost on the Confederate side. It has been said as many men died in captivity during the Civil War as were killed in the whole of the Vietnam War. Here at Magnolia Cemetery we estimate over 3,000 Confederate soldiers are buried within the Soldiers Ground and privately owned family lots.
Many families lost more than one member to this unprecedentedly violent war. One example of a family that suffered a great lost would be the Huger family. Daniel Elliott Huger, II and Carolina Proctor Huger lost three sons to this conflict. Daniel Elliott Huger, III killed in action at Chickamauga, Stephan Proctor Huger killed in action at Shiloh and Joseph Proctor Huger killed in action at Fort Sumpter. All were Great grandsons of Arthur Middleton and Mary Polly Izard of Middleton Place Plantation and Gardens. This story and many others like it can be found in Professor PatrickHarwood’s newest book IN THE ARMS OF ANGELS Charleston’s Treasure of History, Mystery and Artistry sold here at Magnolia and many other location around Charleston.
I encourage you to attend the service and take the time to stroll through the cemetery and witness for yourselves the history of Magnolia Cemetery.