Hilton Head Island Cemeteries

The cemeteries on Hilton Head Island contained, for the most part, African-American slaves of the local plantation owners. Many no longer exist. Volunteers from the Heritage Library have compiled information from various sources about all the cemeteries on the island. This information is filed in a binder available in the library.

Index to Hilton Head Island Burials

Hilton Head Island Cemetery Map

(Photo Courtesy of the Town of Hilton Head)

Some basic location information and the transcriptions that have been completed are listed below:

Amelia White/Graham/Stoney (ARM) Cemetery

Otter Hole/Otter Hall/Stuart's/Steward's/Otterburn Cemetery

Braddock's Point/Harbourtown Cemetery

Pinefield Cemetery

Drayton Cemetery

Possum/Opossum Point Cemetery

Elliott Cemetery

Six Oaks Memorial Park

Jenkins Island Cemetery

Spanish Wells Cemetery

Joe Pope Cemetery

Talbird/Talbot/Tabor Cemetery

Lawton Cemetery

Zion Chapel of Ease Cemetery

Military/Government/Union/White Family Cemetery


The library has no information on three additional cemeteries, Honey Horn, New Church of Christ, and Simmons Memorial Garden.

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