The City Magazine Since 1975

Gravesites

October 2018
Gravesites
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Throughout history, locals have laid their dead to rest with love, respect, and—at times—unparalleled Charleston style.

Higher Ground Raised rectangular tombs (usually topped with marble or slate) aren’t unique to Charleston but had a particular importance here: given the area’s extreme lowlands, it wasn’t always possible to dig the requisite six feet deep without hitting water.

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