Prospect Hill Plantation Cemetery And Grounds

I made a visit to Prospect Hill Plantation a couple of weeks ago and wrote about the house itself and so here is a little more about the grounds and family cemetery.

The lush grounds are overgrown with many traditional Southern plants – camellias, azaleas, daffodils, boxwood, dogwood and wisteria…

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a row of boxwood harkens to a formal garden long untended…

Prospect Hill Plantation

clumps of daffodils surround the cemetery…

Prospect Hill Plantation

a bench offers a spot for contemplation…

Prospect Hill Plantation

somebody has made sure the bottle tree stands…

Prospect Hill Plantation

old camellias still survive…

Prospect Hill Plantation

family cemetery is surrounded by a fence…

Prospect Hill Plantation

the story is that family members in more recent years had the concrete poured so that the grounds would be easier to maintain…

Prospect Hill Plantation

The monument in the center is for Isaac Ross, founder of Prospect Hill Plantation, and is all that remains to show his legacy…

Prospect Hill Plantation

Prospect Hill Plantation

it is amazing that the cemetery remains fairly intact since a tree fell several years ago damaging the fence and some tombstones.

There is some damage to monuments from a well-meaning person using bleach to clean them…

Prospect Hill Plantation

there are so many beautiful tombstones…

Prospect Hill Plantation

Prospect Hill Plantation

the old road is still visible in front of the house…

Prospect Hill Plantation

stairs leading up to the house remain intact…

Prospect Hill Plantation

Prospect Hill Plantation

I have run into several of you, dear readers, who also made the trek down to Prospect Hill Plantation to take a step back in time.

I suppose I was so enthralled with my surroundings that I might as well have had a blindfold on as to the other travelers…

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I’ll do better next time!

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Comments

  1. I can only imagine how beautiful this place must have been so long ago. How wonderful it will be when restored!