Old Burying Ground in Beaufort, N.C.

Old Burying Ground in Beaufort, N.C.

Walking through the gates of the Old Burying Ground in Beaufort, N.C., is like walking into another dimension. When I visited in September, locusts in the live oak trees were deafening and blocked out all other sound. The cemetery is a peaceful place to visit just...
The First Decoration Day

The First Decoration Day

Many towns claim the honor of being the first to celebrate Memorial Day, but according to the Library of Congress, Decoration Day preceded our modern day Memorial Day by many years, with one of the first taking place in Columbus, Miss., on April 25, 1866. The sacred...
Cemetery Reveals Southern Heritage Tale

Cemetery Reveals Southern Heritage Tale

Some links in this story might use affiliate codes. Please see our privacy policy for more information. I love discovering new tidbits about Southern heritage, but I don’t think I expected to stumble across such a poignant and tragic family tale in an old...
Hollywood Cemetery In Richmond

Hollywood Cemetery In Richmond

By far, one of the most beautiful, scenic, and mystical cemeteries I’ve ever visited is the sprawling 135-acre Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va. Opened in 1849, Hollywood Cemetery was constructed on land known as “Harvie’s Woods” that was...
Pon Pon Chapel Of Ease

Pon Pon Chapel Of Ease

On a recent trip to Charleston, S.C., I came across a historical marker that led me down a dirt road to the Pon Pon Chapel of Ease, est 1725. It’s a breathtaking spiritual feeling to step into a clearing and take in the haunting view of the 267-year-old brick...