Coming Street Cemetery
KKBE's Coming St. Cemetery (189 Coming Street) is the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in the South. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. See more pictures of the Coming Street Cemetery Restoration Project
-- ten congregants who fought in the American Revolution,
-- six soldiers of the War of 1812,
-- two soldiers in the Seminole Wars in Florida,
-- 21 Civil War participants, of whom eight died in the Confederate cause,
-- six rabbis of the congregation,
-- 18 past presidents of the congregation.
-- Four of the eleven founders of the Supreme Council of Scottish Rite Masonry in 1801.
The Coming Street Cemetery has three sections:
Visitation to the Coming Street Cemetery must be made by appointment. Call 843-723-1090.
An $18 donation per person to the Coming Street Cemetery Restoration Fund is requested for tours.
For more information about some of the famous Jewish Charlestonians buried in the historic Coming Street Cemetery, logon to www.findagrave.com.
More information about the history of Charleston's Jewish community can also be found at the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (JHSSC), www.jhssc.org
Press Release for DAR Grant CLICK HERE
Charleston Mercury Article on Coming St. Cemetery CLICK HERE
Huguenin Avenue Cemetery
KKBE's Huguenin Avenue Cemetery is its present burial ground. It was first developed on land, which then abutted the northern limit of the City of Charleston. It was purchased from the Washington Light Infantry in 1887.
The cemetery was expanded in l991 on property bought from the Standard Oil Company in 1943. It contains the remains of persons buried since l888, also remains and stones which were removed from three defunct graveyards: the DaCosta (l783-l939) and Harby (1799-1939) cemeteries on Hanover Street, and the Rikersville Cemetery (1857-1888), which had been established by Congregation Shearit Israel).
From Calhoun Street take East Bay St. North and pass under the Cooper River Bridge. The street name changes and becomes Morrison Drive. On the right you will pass the recycling center and a noticeably pink, small building. At the next traffic light, which is Brigade Street, make a right. Cross the railroad tracks. At the end of Brigade Street, turn left onto Huguenin Avenue. The KKBE Cemetery will be immediately on the right side of the street.