Beaufort, North Carolina: Grave of Rum Keg Girl, Standing British Officer

Cemetery with over 200 pre-Civil War gravestones includes: a captain interred beneath his ship's cannon, The Girl in the Rum Barrel, and a British ship officer stuck in the ground standing up. Other graves up to the early 1900s.

Old Burying Ground

Address:
Ann St., Beaufort, NC
Directions:
Ann St. between Craven St. and Turner St.
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Cannon grave.

Grave of Rum Keg Girl, Standing British Officer

This was a beautiful, peaceful place. Bring a couple dollars for a donation.

[Carrie, 06/28/2015]

Olde Burying Grounds.

Old Burying Ground

One of the oldest cemeteries in the state. Historic graves including: a ship's captain with a cannon from his ship atop his marker; a girl buried in a rum keg; a soldier buried standing up facing his homeland of England, and many odd and beautiful markers.

Located in a quaint little town recently voted as the coolest small town in America.

[MEC, 04/06/2012]

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