Monday, September 21, 2009

On the Road: Civil War Cemetery in Columbia, S.C.

I spent last week in Columbia, S.C. Along with a nice dinner at the Liberty Tap Room one night, we found ourselves at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery. Located right in downtown Columbia, near the Capitol, the cemetery is the resting place for some of South Carolina's most well-known people, including several of the state's governors and war veterans.
The cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features several above-ground caskets.

I liked the decorative gothic architecture of the cemetery and was most fascinated that the chuch building itself is on the same property. There aren't very many churches in Minnesota that I'm aware of with cemeteries in the churchyard.


  1. I love old cemeteries, they tell such stories. It sounds as if you had a great time!


  2. It was a cool experience! Felt a little strange to be hanging out in a cemetery in downtown Columbia on a Friday night, but I still enjoyed every minute of it :)