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for Coastwatch Vol. Issue , Mar/Apr 1997
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Knowledge of tombstone materials, symbols, and designs can reveal much about the deceased. For example, because there was no native stone in coastal Carolina, only the wealthy could afford to order a grave marker from New England prior to the 1830s.
The coastal region contains some of the oldest and most interesting cemeteries in the state. The Old Burying Ground in Beaufort, graveyards at New Bern's Christ Episcopal Church and Cedar Grove, and Cedar Island cemeteries are profiled.
History can be read on tombstones in Beaufort's Old Burying Ground and New Bern's Cedar Grove. Among those interred are Otway Burns, William Gaston, Pierre and Annie Henry, and a girl in a keg.
Sea turtle strandings along the coast increased from 277 in 1990 to 503 in 1996. Scientists have yet to find a definitive answer for this. Theories range from natural occurrences to human impact on the environment.