Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Statue erected to the memory of Elisabeth Hutchinson Jackson, mother of Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the united States
|Location||8 miles north of Lancaster off U.S. Route 521, near Lancaster, South Carolina|
|Area||5 acres (2.0 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||75001701|
|Added to NRHP||September 11, 1975|
Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery, also known as Old Waxhaw Cemetery, is a historic Presbyterian church cemetery located near Lancaster, Lancaster County, South Carolina. It was founded in 1757 and is a visual reminder of the pioneer settlement of Waxhaw. It includes noteworthy examples of 18th and 19th century tombstones.
Presbyterianism is a part of the Reformed tradition within Protestantism, which traces its origins to Britain, particularly Scotland.
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It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
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