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Relocation of a Portion of Hampstead Cemetery, 46 Reid Street, Charleston, South Carolina

Author(s): Ralph Bailey ; Gwendolyn Moore ; Lenna Nash ; Charles F. Philips

Year: 2009

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Brockington and Associates, Inc., completed the excavation and relocation of 437 graves from a portion of the former Hampstead Cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina. The excavations were limited to the vacant lot known as 46 Reid Street (TMS 459-09-02-013) (38CH2026) in Charleston’s East Side. The work was completed for the Charleston Housing Authority, the owners of the lot. The project allowed for the collection of rare archaeological and osteological data for nineteenth-century first-generation immigrant Germans in Charleston. Demographic analysis provided valuable insights into the population’s mortuary patterns; however, future research may offer more insight into these patterns and other relationships associated with Hampstead Cemetery.

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Relocation of a Portion of Hampstead Cemetery, 46 Reid Street, Charleston, South Carolina. Ralph Bailey, Gwendolyn Moore, Lenna Nash, Charles F. Philips. Brockington & Associates, Inc. 2009 ( tDAR id: 381344) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8CJ8D7N


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1840 to 1936

Spatial Coverage

min long: -80.023; min lat: 32.723 ; max long: -79.886; max lat: 32.851 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Lenna Nash

Field Director(s): Gwendolyn Moore

Principal Investigator(s): Ralph Bailey

Landowner(s): The Charleston Housing Authority

Sponsor(s): The Charleston Housing Authority

Submitted To(s): South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office

Record Identifiers

Brockington and Associates, Inc., report number(s): 3561

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