PAIGE POINT REDEDICATION

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Bob Sofaly Photo The neglected 1.21 acre cemetery on the grounds of Paige Point Plantation was rededicated Thursday, September 24. The cemetery, overgrown and vandalized, is the burial site of freed slaves from Paige Point Plantation and had become the resting place of local residents through out the years. The use of ground penetraing radar located 120 graves, only two of which still had standing head stones. Beaufort County cleaned up the site and erected 15 new head stones of those graves which could identified. Five more blank stones were added in memory of the 115 graves of people who will never be identified.

 The neglected 1.21 acre cemetery on the grounds of Paige Point Plantation was rededicated Thursday, Sept. 24. The cemetery, overgrown and vandalized, is the burial site of freed slaves from Paige Point Plantation and had become the resting place of local residents throughout the years. The use of ground penetrating radar located 120 graves, of which only two still had standing head stones. Photos by Bob Sofaly

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The headstone of Henrietta B. Scriven is one of two still standing in the Paige Point Cemetery in Sheldon. The cemetery, located on the original site of Paige Point Plantation had fallen into disrepair due to neglect and vandalism. The 1.21 acre resting place for more than 120 people was rediscoverd, repaired and redeicated Thursday, September 24. Only 15 names were recovered from the site. New heads stones were made in memorial with an addional five blank stones made in memoriam for the 115 people still unidentified.

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