Burial Sites & Cemeteries

There are several burial sites and cemeteries located on the state parks that are accessible to the public.  Here is a list of the most popular ones.  Below, you can find out more information on the parks where these burial sites are located.

Isaac Hayne Historical Burial Site

The Isaac Hayne Historic Burial Site interprets the story of Isaac Hayne, who was executed by the British during the Revolutionary War, and preserves the site of his grave and other family members.  Find out more about the site and the tombstone transcriptions.

Francis Marion Historical Burial Site

The story of the Revolutionary War hero known as the Swamp Fox is told at the Francis Marion Historic Burial Site. Marion and others are buried in what was once a plantation cemetery.

Thomas Sumter Memorial Park

This site near Stateburg, South Carolina, commemorates General Thomas Sumter, the famous Revolutionary War partisan known as “the Gamecock.”  Here visitors can see the Sumter family cemetery and the historic monument honoring General Sumter.

St. George's Church Cemetery at Colonial Dorchester

One of the remnants of the village of Dorchester at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site is the cemetery of St. George’s Church. Much of the history of Dorchester and the nearby town of Summerville can be read in the cemetery’s gravestones.

Brochures that allow you to take a self-guided tour are available at these sites.