Children's Graveyard - Duncan Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery

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Duncan Chapel Methodist Church, built in the 1850s, has a cemetery known as the Children’s Graveyard. The road to get there is across from a McDonalds. Apparently the cemetery is older than the church, as the dates on the gravestones are said to range from the late 1700s to the late 1800s. Folks have reported unexplained lights, disembodied laughing, and the running footsteps of someone unseen.

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5055 Old Buncombe Rd
Greenville, SC 29617
United States

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34.91265750122289, -82.43003904819489
Greenville County, South Carolina
Nearest Towns:
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  1. This is one of the few places that I have ever got a credible EVP, it no longer exists, I went last Halloween and it had been bulldozed and the tombstones were all shoved to the end of the “road”, they to my knowledge did not move the actual graves themselves, just the stones, all in the name of beautification of the area. I’ve often wondered if those left behind are somewhat angry at the cost of “progress”

  2. The graveyard is still there but the church is long gone. I went to the graveyard yesterday, opened the gate, and walked around. It’s overgrown a good bit but you can easily find the stones and other markers. I found many markers were laying flat, not broken but just laying flat as if someone had laid them down. All of the markers I saw were right at the gravesites. (You can see depressions in the ground for many of them.) I never saw any markers out of place. Perhaps someone went to a different graveyard? These graves are clearly marked. As for haunted…rubbish!

  3. Does anyone know who is responsible to maintain this property? We went by there the other day and sadly the vegetation in the graveyard is extremely overgrown and needs to be cut down.

  4. I went to this graveyard Yesterday evening before dark and I have to say it’s pretty sad that no one is maintaining this graveyard,, Yes there’s a fence put around it but the tombstones are knocked over there’s a lot of weeds and it is totally not cared for and I’m sorry but I think it’s wrong and PLEASE,, hunted? No such Thing of it,, does anyone know if there is a committee for this grave yard ?

    • You guys probably wouldn’t know what a haunt was if u seen it . Scooby and the mystery machine aren’t going to come out of the bushes . LMAO

  5. We just moved to the area and was horrified to see this graveyard in the middle of Walmart and construction basically on top of it. Why isn’t this being preserved and maintained? Some trees to block out the parking lot and flowers would surely help. Who is responsible for this historic graveyard? It is a disgrace.

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