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Orangeburg Cemetery

Orangeburg Cemetery

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Santee Cooper Country

When it was chartered in 1889, the cemetery became the first non-church owned cemetery for African-Americans in Orangeburg. Many African-American residents of Orangeburg are buried here, including Johnson C. Whittaker, one of the first African-American cadets at West Point, and Robert Wilkinson, a president of South Carolina State University.