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Welcome

Updated: Dec 5, 2019

Welcome to the Dorchester Co. Historical Society's Official Blog!

Our Blog will be used to share news, updates, and other information. Please be sure to come back and check out what is new from time to time.


Our Goal


We hope to provide interesting content to keep you updated on life at Heritage Museums and Gardens.

With our newly updated website, we want to keep you engaged and actively involved with our blog. Feel free to tell others about it and spread the word.


Why should you return to our blog?

We plan to update periodically so that new information will be available often. Our blog will help us communicate with you, and you may even find it to be entertaining. We don't want this to simply be another part of our website; we hope this will be a way for us to start discussions and spread knowledge about the history of our area.

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My grandmother was born in East New Market in 1875. I have researched my ancestors on my grandmother's side of the family and visited the family plot at the East New Market Cemetery. The plot has the family names: Webb, Sherman and Clifton. My grandmother was Nellie Eliza Clifton and her father was Thomas E. Clifton. I'm sure he is buried there because the death certificate says he is, but there is no headstone. He was living with his son, William L. Clifton, on Main Street in 1910 and died there in 1913. There are no headstones for Thomas or his wife, Elizabeth A. Sherman Gambriel Clifton. There are headstones for Elizabeth's father and mother, Rev. James N. Sherman and…

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