Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery

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Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery
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Statue erected to the memory of Elisabeth Hutchinson Jackson, mother of Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the united States
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Location8 miles north of Lancaster off U.S. Route 521, near Lancaster, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°47′20″N80°50′52″W / 34.78889°N 80.84778°W / 34.78889; -80.84778 Coordinates: 34°47′20″N80°50′52″W / 34.78889°N 80.84778°W / 34.78889; -80.84778
Area5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built1757
ArchitectMultiple
NRHP reference # 75001701 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 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. [2] [3]

Presbyterianism Branch of Protestant Christianity in which the church is governed by presbyters (elders)

Presbyterianism is a part of the Reformed tradition within Protestantism, which traces its origins to Britain, particularly Scotland.

Church (building) Building used for Christian religious activities

A church building or church house, often simply called a church, is a building used for Christian religious activities, particularly for Christian worship services. The term is often used by Christians to refer to the physical buildings where they worship, but it is sometimes used to refer to buildings of other religions. In traditional Christian architecture, a church interior is often structured in the shape of a Christian cross. When viewed from plan view the vertical beam of the cross is represented by the center aisle and seating while the horizontal beam and junction of the cross is formed by the bema and altar.

Cemetery Place of burial

A cemetery or graveyard is a place where the remains of dead people are buried or otherwise interred. The word cemetery implies that the land is specifically designated as a burial ground and originally applied to the Roman catacombs. The term graveyard is often used interchangeably with cemetery, but a graveyard primarily refers to a burial ground within a churchyard.

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It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. [1]

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Andrew Jackson 7th president of the United States

Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. Before being elected to the presidency, Jackson gained fame as a general in the United States Army and served in both houses of Congress. As president, Jackson sought to advance the rights of the "common man" against a "corrupt aristocracy" and to preserve the Union.

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. Crockett, Nancy (June 4, 1975). "Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  3. "Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lancaster County (off U.S. Hwy. 521, Van Wyck vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 22 July 2012.

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