Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Biggin Church Ruins and Cemetery

One of my favorite activities when visiting the southern branch of my family in Charleston, South Carolina is to visit one of the old church cemeteries. This year we visited the ruins of Biggin Church and cemetery, near Monck's Corner in Berkeley County. What a beautiful site it is!

Biggin Church Ruins - Berkeley County, South Carolina

The church has been destroyed by fire or war several times, but the cemetery is still is use. 

While you won't see a cemetery this old in western Kentucky, you will see similar tombstones. Note the tabletop monuments in the foreground of the above photo and the shape of the other tombstones. They are not unlike what you find in the older cemeteries in Livingston and Caldwell Counties, Kentucky.

Published 13 April 2016, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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