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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Columbarium Presales to Begin in February

Presales for the new Springwood Cemetery Columbarium are scheduled to begin Monday, February 3 and will include niches, memorial wall plaques and a limited number of memorial benches and trees. The columbarium will be located between Section L and the back garden of the Kilgore-Lewis House and will be built in two phases. Phase I will include four walls consisting of 240 double niches and 96 memorial plaques and Phase II will include five walls consisting of 300 double niches and 120 memorial plaques. Construction on Phase I will begin with advance sales of approximately 130 double niches.

The cost of a double niche is $5,000 - $6,000 (depending on location) and the price includes perpetual care and engraving. Niche opening and closing fees are not included in the purchase price. Memorial costs are $5,000 for a granite bench, $2,500 for a magnolia tree and $500 for a wall plaque. The price includes engraving.

Springwood Cemetery fronts on North Main Street and is bordered by Academy Street, Church Street and Elford Street. It is one of the oldest municipal graveyards in South Carolina and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. With the high demand for burial space at this historic site and people increasingly choosing cremation, advocates for Springwood Cemetery have envisioned building a columbarium on its grounds for many years.

Appointments are required for advance sales and full payment is expected at the time of purchase. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 864-467-4467 or email

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