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Beaufort, North Carolina: Grave of the Rum Keg Girl

1731 graveyard includes a girl buried in a keg of rum (the most visited in the cemetery) and a British ship officer stuck in the ground standing up.

Old Burying Ground

Ann St., Beaufort, NC
Ann St. between Craven St. and Turner St. Rum Keg Girl grave is usually covered with offerings and easy to spot.
Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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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