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Rehoboth Cemetery — Manning, South Carolina

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Rehoboth Cemetery

This isolated cemetery in rural Clarendon County stands alone on a cleared piece of land that suggests a church or other building may have sat nearby at one time. The cemetery, marked with a stone and called Rehoboth Cemetery, may have belonged to a church by the same name.

Rehoboth Cemetery

Chris Walsh of Manning, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Records exist of a Methodist church called New Rehoboth Methodist Church in East Jordan in Clarendon County. This church was built on an elevated lot as a chapel in 1831. Its purpose was to house parishioners for worship services during periods when the lower lands were susceptible to flooding. It is described as a “colonial frame with a spire” and was sold to an African-American congregation in 1932.

Records also indicate that the New Rebohoth Methodist Church’s first clergy was “the same as Rehoboth,” suggesting that there was an earlier church with a similar name nearby. Whether or not this cemetery is connected to either church is unknown to the South Carolina Picture Project.

Do you know a story or have any information about Rehoboth Cemtery? If so, please send it to the South Carolina Picture Project so we can solve this mystery. Thank you!

Rehoboth Cemetery Info

Address: Kenwood Road, Manning, SC 29102
GPS Coordinates: 33.538767,-80.147370

Rehoboth Cemetery Map

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12 Comments about Rehoboth Cemetery

SCIWAY says:
November 17th, 2017 at 12:14 am

Hello Judy, we attached you onto an email we sent out to the photographer, Chris Walsh, hope this helps!

Judy Coker says:
November 16th, 2017 at 11:51 am

Is there any way I can get a copy of this picture? My mother’s parents and brothers are buried there. This would make an awesome Christmas gift.Thank you!

Hope Hutchinson says:
March 25th, 2016 at 4:54 am

On a 1921 map of Manning, it shows a school with the same name. I wish I could find info on it.

SCIWAY says:
March 16th, 2016 at 10:28 am

Thank you so much for this valuable information!

Gayle Boykin says:
March 16th, 2016 at 9:33 am

My great great grandfather, John Christopher Graham, is buried there with one of his sons, Milton Robert Graham, who died in the Civil War. The Graham Family History says that he raised his family on his farm near Rehoboth on the Santee River. There were often cemeteries near the larger farms. His only son to survive the war bought land near Jordan and Davis Station and had a church and a cemetery called Gethsemane. The church was moved down the road in 1879 but the cemetery is still there and is well maintained.

Ren James says:
February 27th, 2016 at 2:22 am

Yes. Warren is on the board for the cemetery. There were 3 churches. Also Marty, Johnny James Jr, can also inform you of its history.

BrandiandKerry Spivey says:
February 26th, 2016 at 10:54 am

I have a brother and three grandparents buried there under that big pine, and it's also where the rest of my family will rest once we leave this earth. Beautiful picture by the way!

Susie Cutter says:
February 26th, 2016 at 2:24 am

my family has lived about a mile from Rehoboth Cemertery, since the late 1800's and they say there has never been a church there.

SCIWAY says:
February 25th, 2016 at 6:57 am

Thank you, Colleen!

Colleen A Bochette says:
February 25th, 2016 at 3:48 am

There's a man, Warren James, who has a place at Jordan who could probably fill in some of the information you want. His family has taken care of Rehobeth for years.

SCIWAY says:
April 23rd, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Here is a good source on the scant information we have: Unfortunately, we do not know who cares for the property. Best of luck!

dora allen says:
April 23rd, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Would like to know where you got your information and if there is information on the present day care taker.


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