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Posted: Saturday, May 3, 2014 11:04 pm

FLORENCE — Surveyors are in the process of defining the boundaries of the historic Gen. John Coffee Cemetery and the adjacent African-American burial ground that dates back to the earliest days of the city.

For the first time, the approximately 130 graves in the African-American cemetery will have markers, though the names of the people buried there remain largely unknown, said Robert Steen, chairman of the Florence Historical Board.

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