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Cook's Old Field Cemetery, Charleston County ( mi. N. of Rifle Range Rd., Mt. Pleasant vicinity)
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Jere Williams
Leland Gravemarker
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Sallie Leland
Gravemarker
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John Adams
Leland Gravemarker
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Sarah Hibben
Gravemarker
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Mary Harriet
Pepper Gravemarker
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Frank Carlile
Hamlin Gravemarker
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Mike "a faithful
servant" of
Thomas Hamlin
Gravemarker

(Hamlin Cemetery) Cook’s Old Field Cemetery, also know as the Hamlin cemetery, contains graves dating from 1805 to 1916, with the majority of them dating from the 1840s and 1850s. It is significant as an excellent example of a mid-nineteenth century plantation cemetery associated with the Hamlin, Hibben, and Leland families, and as an excellent example of mid-nineteenth century gravestone art as executed by several significant Charleston stonecarvers. It is also the last extant resource associated with the Hamlin, Hibben, and Leland families, as none of their plantation houses survive in the Mount Pleasant vicinity. The cemetery consists of thirty-eight marked graves, including headstones, box tombs and one obelisk. Two stone markers remembering the descendants who began the reunion committee in 1949 are just inside the entrance gate. The stones, arranged by family units within the cemetery boundaries, show some evidence of wear from the elements and from occasional vandalism but retain their integrity. Two brick columns which once held an iron gate mark the entrance. Listed in the National Register May 9, 2003.

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