The Zion Chapel of Ease Cemetery and the Baynard Mausoleum have been nominated for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, according to a news release from the Heritage Library.
The cemetery’s first burial, that of Lydia Davant, occurred in 1795, according to the library.
The mausoleum, built in 1846, is the oldest structure on Hilton Head Island.
The process of nominating the sites — doing the necessary research — took more than two years, the release said, and was spearheaded by Iva Roberts Welton, who was assisted by Lou Benfante.
The nomination has been submitted to the National Park Service in Washington, D.C., for final consideration.
The Heritage Library owns the property off Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway on which the mausoleum sits. The library, dedicated to the study of Hilton Head, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
For more information, visit the library at 852 William Hilton Parkway, or call Linda Piekut at the Heritage Library Foundation at 843-686-6560.