22-44 Beth Elohim Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member mikemtn
N 33° 22.209 W 079° 16.801
17S E 660008 N 3693644
Located at the corner of Broad and Duke Streets in Georgetown, South Carolina. Erected by Georgetown County Historical Society-1997.
Waymark Code: WMV3Q
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Text front: This cemetey, established ca. 1772, is the second oldest Jewish cemetery in the state and serves a community which has been significant here since well before the American Revolution. Abraham Cohen and Mordecai Myers, who opened stores in the town in 1762 and 1772, are buried here, as is Heiman Kaminski, who arrived in Georgetown in 1856 and was one of its most prominent businessmen by the turn of the twentieth century.

Text reverse: The Jewish community has emphasized leadership and public service from the beginning: Abraham Cohen, for example, was a member of the committe welcoming President George Washington in 1791. Three of Georgetown's six Jewish mayors are also buried here: Louis S. Ehrich (Mayor 1886-88), Harold Kaminski (1939-35, and Sylvan L. Rosen (1948-1961).

Part of Beth Elohim Cemetery

Marker Name: Beth Elohim Cemetery

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Historic Site

Marker number: 22-44

County: Georgetown

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