Rae's Hall Cemetery

Army Engineers, laying out a new road for a military installation here, found their course cutting through the middle of an old cemetery, apparently forgotten for many years. Desirous of using the route planned, the engineers compromised with the 38 departed souls whose bodies were buried in the plot by providing them a new cemetery.

The oldest marked grave in the cemetery held the body of a slave named Emily, who, according to the headstone, was a faithful servant who died in 1841 at the age of 19.

Only eight of the other grave were marked, the dates ranging from that of the slave to 1891.

The new cemetery, located on the banks of the Savannah River, has been named "Rae's Hall Cemetery", taken from the name of a plantation which once flourished in the section under the ownership of Major Samuel Elbert, Revolutionary soldier."