Saturday, April 26, 2014

inSPIREd Sunday

October 2011 - Beaufort NC

The Old Burying Ground, one of Beaufort's most interesting historic sites, is located along the quaint 400 block of Ann Street, just one block from the waterfront. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the oldest cemeteries in North Carolina, the Old Burying Ground is the final resting place for soldiers who died during the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Other gravesites reflect Beaufort's storied past of broken hearts, lost children and early coastal life.

Methodist Church Adjacent to the Old Burying Ground

Visitors frequently leave small gifts and trinkets at the unusual gravesite of the little girl buried in a barrel of rum. According to the legend, a young girl traveled to England with her father who promised the child's mother to return her safely home. Sadly, on the return journey, the young girl died at sea. Desperately wanting to keep his promise to return home with his daughter, the girl's father purchased a barrel of rum from the ship's captain. He placed his daughter's lifeless body in the barrel of rum and returned her to Beaufort for burial at home.


  1. What a fascinating looking place. Love the sad story of the little girl.

  2. wow, 5 pm sounds really earlier to be locking the gates. gorgeous stain glass. ( :

  3. Beautiful stained glass window. Enjoyed the story about the little girl. I had heard that story recently on TV, but now can't remember from where. Getting old here! Enjoyed your post.

  4. Love the church's stained glass, and the fascinating burial grounds. How sad about the little girl!

  5. Great stained glass window and history to boot! Thanks for sharing!


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