• Robin Foster

On the Outskirts of Columbia


"On the Outskirts of Columbia" is the story of Kelly Cemetery and the story of the land surrounding it and the people associated with the cemetery in Richland County, South Carolina. Lake Katherine - Kilbourne and other nearby lands from 1784 to 2015 are also included.

At one time the old land deeds and burial grounds were up to five miles outside Columbia, but today they are in the center of the city. In addition, it is nearly impossible to "document a direct chain of title for Richland County lands from the original eighteenth grant through the present day." Fortunately, this history was able to be established using ownership for the lands, titles, equity bills, common pleas cases, and derivation clauses.

This history was presented to me by the author, Mark J. Lynn at the 44th Annual Summer Workshop of the South Carolina Genealogical Society at the end of a class I taught, "The Joys and Problems of Preserving Family Cemeteries on July 16, 2016. It is a great resource for anyone with ancestry from this area.

For anyone interested in getting a copy of this book, please contact Mark J. Lynn at e-mail: palmettodem@yahoo.com.

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