Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Cemetery of the Columbia Hebrew Benevolent Society



Marker ID: SCHM 40-11
Location: Corner of Gadsden and Richland Streets, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 00.516    W 081° 02.661
  34.0086    -81.04435
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

In this cemetery, 21f2 blocks south on Gadsden Street, are buried many distinguished Jewish citizens, including two mayors of Columbia: Mordecai Hendricks DeLeon (1791-1849) and Henry Lyons (1805-1858). The Benevolent Society was organized in 1822; chartered 1834.