Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Old Greenville Graveyard

Marker ID: DAR 23-12
Location: Old Buncombe Road at Hammett Street, near Poe Mills, Greenville, SC
County: Greenville
Coordinates: N 34° 52.490    W 082° 24.950
  34.874833    -82.415833
Style: Free Standing **


About one hundred fifty feet east of this point are buried some of Greenville´s earliest settlers, including Elias Earle (1762- 1823), state representative and senator and United States congressman; George Washington Earle (1777-1821), wealthy planter and early Greenville clerk of court; and their immediate families.

Old Greenville Graveyard Among the Earle descendants buried about one hundred fifty feet east of this point is George Earle Yancey, infant son of William Lowndes Yancey, known as the "father of secession," and Sarah Caroline Earle Yancey. In an unmarked grave is buried Elias Drayton Earle, South Carolina superintendent of Public Works, 1847.

Erected by Behethland Butler Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution - 1971