If it is a beautiful day, this is the place to be.
For the alternative assignment to the Magnolia Ghost walk, I decided to check out The Second Presbyterian Church of Charleston. Located at 342 Meeting Street, this beautiful church and graveyard is right in downtown Charleston.
|I like this picture because it shows how big the church is in comparison to the graveyard.|
Not only is this church the 4th oldest standing original church in Charleston, it also has a rich history. The church started being built in 1809 and was finished in 1811. Since then there have been people buried there from almost every war including The Revolutionary War.
|For example, the grave on the left belongs to a man who fought in World War I and II. His wife is buried next to him on the left.|
Interestingly enough, the large brick wall that surrounds the graveyard also has a historical purpose. Dirt from the high land of the low city was needed for forts such as Fort Sumter. The wall is about 10 feet high which means you can not see the graveyard from the street in the back of the church.