MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant Town Council this week will consider a plan to exhume six sets of human remains buried along a street and to move them to a cemetery.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the bones were found during underground work for a wastewater project in August.
The plan calls for the bones to moved later this month.
The move is expected to add about $30,000 to the $850,000 cost for the wastewater project.
Officials think the bones date from the 1870s and 1880s.
Mount Pleasant waterworks spokeswoman Nicole Bates says the caskets have disintegrated, but something with a name on it might be found when the remains are exhumed.
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