Plaque The Black Swamp Cemetery is located approximately one-half mile south of Garnett, South Carolina off SC Route 119. The church no longer exists, having burned in 1968. The cemetery is now associated with St. John's Methodist Church, which was originally in Brighton before being moved to its present location in Garnett in the1920s. The plaque at the left of the gate reads: Black Swamp Methodist Church and Cemetery - Church Built in 1790. The iron fence surrounding the cemetery was dedicated in 1942 as the gift of Benjamin Martin, Jr. in memory of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Martin.  
  The Black Swamp Methodist Church in Garnett, S.C. was built in 1790 on the same site as the Black Swamp Cemetery. It was destroyed by fire by vandals in 1968. Church  
  Information about the graves in the Black Swamp Cemetery is available from the Tombstone Transcription Project of South Carolina.  
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   Last Updated 08/23/04