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List of famous people buried in Charleston, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Charleston. If you're ever visiting Charleston and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

Examples of people on this list include Mark W. Clark and Micah Jenkins.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Charleston?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Charleston?"

From celebrity tombs at Charleston to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Charleston. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Charleston, like what year and where the person was born.
Mark W. Clark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Charleston
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Mark Wayne Clark (May 1, 1896 – April 17, 1984) was an American general during World War II and the Korean War and was the youngest lieutenant general (three-star general) in the U.S. Army. ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1896-1984)

Birthplace: Sackets Harbor, New York, United States of America

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Micah Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Charleston
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Micah Jenkins, was a Confederate general in the American Civil War, mortally wounded by friendly fire at the Battle of the Wilderness. ...more

Age: Died at 29 (1835-1864)

Birthplace: Edisto Island, South Carolina, South Carolina, United States of America

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William Bee Ravenel III was an educator and a soldier. As head of the English Department at the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, he was a major influence on the life of Arizona senator and 2008 U.S. presidential candidate John McCain, who called Ravenel "one of the finest men I have ever known". During World War II Maj. Ravenel received both the Silver Star and the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters while serving in the 6th Armored Division of General George Patton's Third Army. He became a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve while teaching at Episcopal High. Sen. McCain reflected on the positive impact Mr. Ravenel had on his life in an interview with the Harvard Mentoring ...more

Age: Died at 54 (1914-1968)

Birthplace: Asheville, NC

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Stephen Atkins Swails is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Charleston
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Stephen Atkins Swails was a soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Although originally enlisting as a private, he may have been the first African-American soldier promoted to officer rank in that conflict, as evidenced by the U.S. War Department's initial refusal of that promotion due to his "...African descent." Swails was a free black who was so light in coloring that he was often mistaken as white. He was married and employed mostly as a waiter in Cooperstown, New York at the start of the Civil War. However, his enlistment papers state he was employed as a boatman in Elmira, New York when he joined the army. In 1863, he answered Frederick Douglass' call to arms and ...more

Age: Died at 68 (1832-1900)

Birthplace: Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States of America