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Mims Lake Cemetery
Berkeley County, South Carolina

Lat: 33° 10' 40"N, Lon: 80° 17' 37"W

Contributed by Richard N. Foreman, Jan 15, 2004 [gofigure@gowebway.com]. Total records = 9.

The cemetery can be reached from Exit 187 of I-26. Take Hwy 27 north for 2.9 miles. The cemetery is on the west side of the road, across from an inactive landing strip.

The nearest town is Ridgeville, South Carolina, about 6 miles away. It is on land belonging to the McDougall Correctional Institution, north of the Pringletown community.

The cemetery consists of 2 small plots, each enclosed by a battered and rusty iron fence. The cemetery is being maintained. Readable headstones date from the 1850s and 1860s.

This transcription includes all existing and legible headstone readings from when I visited and walked the cemetery on 20 Feb 2002. There is 1 unreadable headstone, and broken headstones indicating additional burials.

- Richard N. Foreman

Bradwell, Mary Risher Smith, b, 17(7?)9, d. 1850
Mims, C. O., b. 10 Oct 1869, 1 yr 12 da, d/o Fletcher & Elizabeth A. Mims,
Mims, Eliza G., b. 5 Aug 1851, d. 15 Aug 1852, d/o Thomas & Eliza Mims,
Mims, Eliza, b. 25 Dec 180(7?), d. 28 Aug 1851
Mims, English St. Clair, b. *8 Sep 1886, d. *1 Jun 1887, s/o Fletcher & Elizabeth Mims, broken stone
Mims, Thomas, b. 11 Jan 1799, d. 28 Oct 1858, *Acceptable member Spring Hill Church for 20 years
Pooser, Josephine, b. 30 Mar 1862, 8 yr 11 mo 6 da, only d/o John A. & Rachel R.N. Pooser*
Raysor, S.H.S., b. 11 Oct 1832, d. 7 Sep 1861, w/o G.W. Raysor
Smith, William, b. 24 May 1818*

* Information for these individuals (plus dates for English StClair Mims and inscription for Thomas Mims) is from "Berkeley County South Carolina Cemetery Inscriptions," 1995 ed., compiled by Mildred Keller Hood, p. 128.

 

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