Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
If you ever find yourself taxiing along Runway 10 at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, you may catch a glimpse of something so out of place it will make you do a double take. Yes- embedded into the tarmac of Runway 10 is a pair of grave markers. So how did they get there? The previous property owners, Catherine and Richard Dotson, used the land that the airport now sits on for a cemetery. The Dotsons died in the late 1880’s and were both buried in the cemetery. Years later, as WWII approached, the military decided to convert the cemetery into an airport for training purposes and moved all of the bodies in the cemetery to another one; however, to honor family wishes, the military left the grave markers of Catherine and Richard behind.