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Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum

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Address: Intersection of US 278 and Mathews Drive, Hilton Head, SC
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Built in 1846, the mausoleum serves as the final resting place of those who...

Built in 1846, the mausoleum serves as the final resting place of those who fought in the Revolutionary War.

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Glad we came across the mausoleum and grave stones. Easy to find. Suggest to wear bug spray. It's s small cemetery but worth looking at. One stone is leaning at a tree. You... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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fpjr
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Glad we came across the mausoleum and grave stones. Easy to find. Suggest to wear bug spray. It's s small cemetery but worth looking at. One stone is leaning at a tree. You really feel for the poor young souls.

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Germantown, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Learn a bit about the early inhabitants of the Island. Interesting headstones and a small mausoleum will take about 10-15 minutes to explore. My only caution is to remember to spray yourself with insect repellent before visiting as we got bit up by mosquitoes, but its worth a short stop to step back in time.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a fascinating cemetery! They are trying to get it on a historical registry and in the process of doing so much work to make it more visitor friendly!

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

On the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway is a small, very old cemetery and mausoleum. It's worth a quick trip to look at the headstones.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

After living down the street for 30 years, I finally visited this graveyard. When you stand and look at the stones and mausoleums, it takes you back in time. You forget this is on a busy intersection. It's deep in the trees and you think about these people of our past. Really worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The historical society is working to preserve and improve the site since the last time I visited. The mausoleum is being restored and is now closed to prevent damage. Some of the headstones now also have bronze markers in front of them to make them easier to understand. The headstones give a picture of the hardships of early life on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This historical cemetery is the final resting place for some of the first inhabitants of Hilton Head Island.

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Westwood, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Passed by while bike riding and decided to stop. There are several plaques around this little cemetary explaining the history of this site ( which I honestly never noticed while riding by in the car). Although small, the history of the site was very interesting and dates back to pre-revolutionary war, as several headstones were for those who fought. I'm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We just happened upon this small old cemetary under beautiful old trees covered with spanish moss because my daughter, a budding photographer wanted to take pictures. Parking is available and it's just amazing to see the graves and read a bit of the history of some of those buried there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Too many times historic sights are passed by so make sure to discover a bit of Hilton Head Island's contributions to South Carolina. Visit Mt. Zion Cemetary on HWY 248 as well as Stoney-Baynard Plantation ruins and the Forest in Sea Pines. Check out tge Heritage Library if interested in genealogy - very nice folks take time to assist visitors.

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