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Landrum Cemetery seeking donations

The Landrum cemetery was established in 1855 when the Wolfe Creek Baptist Church (now known as First Baptist Church of Landrum) moved to what is now the center of the cemetery’s current location.  A walk through the cemetery shows all the historical names associated with the history of Landrum, including the family plots of John Gill Landrum and Oliver Perry Earle.  Just as impressive are the graves marked for military service including Confederate Soldiers of America and World War II.    

The cemetery contains 965 marked graves and an additional 219 unmarked graves, for a total of 1,184 graves.  The earliest graves are located in the Northeast section of the cemetery along Prince Road.  This section also contains 196 graves that are marked by only a fieldstone or a brick as well as 12 graves with the Confederate States of America (CSA) graves.  There are rows of graves in the back corner so old that all that remains are small stone blocks with no visible words or markers. 

As of today, the cemetery contains 77 graves that are identified as veterans – 20 Confederate States of America (CSA), 3 Spanish American War, 12 World War I, 34 World War II, 4 Korea and 5 Military.   A complete listing of the graves at this cemetery can be found at findagrave.com (look Landrum Cemetery, Landrum, SC). 

Current members of the Landrum Cemetery Perpetual Care Association are Butch Morgan, Rita Landrum, Anita Briggs, Bob Briggs and Jay Boatwright.   All maintenance and general care is covered solely by funds donated to the association. The Landrum Cemetery fund is in need of donations from the citizens of the Landrum area to continue its care and upkeep.    Tax deductible donations can be made to the Spartanburg County Foundation at 424 East Kennedy Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.  Contributions should be clearly marked for the Landrum Cemetery Fund. 

No gift is too small to support this treasure – please consider a donation to support the cemetery and look for more information in upcoming months on the Landrum Cemetery 

Submitted by Landrum Cemetery Perpetual Care Association