Drayton Cemetery


Location: 190 Mitchellville Road, Tarpon Trail
Faces Port Royal Sound; Barker Field is nearby

Earliest date of existence:  antebellum

1.80 acres  in two sections  

Oldest section includes graves from the 19th century

Approximately 60 stones, including military stones from WW I and WW II

Maintained by St. James Baptist Church

Names on stones: Ferguson, Campbell, Reyes, Israel, Murry, Singleton, Small, Mayton, Chaplin, Christopher, Owens, Bennett, Grant, Green. There are about 60 stones, still being used.

Louise Small: died Jan 18, 1906, age 94
Nicholas E. Christopher

These two stones face away from water:

Jas. Drayton; Co. G, 21 U.S.C. inf.

Adam Jenkins; Co. E, 21 U.S.C. inf.

J. no. Screven; Co. B, 21 U.S.C.I.

Faces water:

 S. Christopher, Co. E, USCT Inf.