Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground, Beaufort

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Old Burying Ground is a historic cemetery located at Beaufort, Carteret County, North Carolina. It was established in 1724. There are approximately 200 stones from the pre-American Civil War era, approximately 45 from the war period, about 150 from 1865 to 1900, and a few 20th-century markers. A notable burial is of Otway Burns, a naval hero in the War of 1812.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
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  • We walked through, then read the brochure, then bought the book. Will visit again when we come back to Beaufort.  more »
  • Make sure you stop by grave 24 and then walk the house tour for an interesting story of Beaufort's past  more »
  • Travelers, this is a must stop on you journey. It is an amazing place that tells so many American stories. I always go with a small toy and candy for the girl buried in a barrel. She is easy to find once you are there. She is just one of so many fascinating people who rest there. And they are packed in there too. Sometimes the dearly departed are in repose under the paths through the cemetery. The live oak trees are covered in Spanish moss and they shade the cemetery. It is very beautiful and reverent and engaging. The history of Beaufort told through the lives of the folks who lived there. We recommend. Enjoy.
  • The stories found within these gates will bring you to tears. The lives that are represented here are amazing. The monuments are unlike any others I have come across (and I have been in a TON of cemeteries). I highly suggest donating to receive the flyer for the self guided tour. I hope to visit again so that I can continue to learn more.

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