Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cemetery Log Date: May 22, 2013

The Fernandez Cemetery Reserve is a burial ground for the Fernandez family located in the middle of a plaza downtown Fernandina Beach.  Located on the the corner of 4th Street and Broom.  Given its proximity to St. Michael's church, I was originally confused into thinking this was a churchyard, but is in fact the remnants of a small family cemetery.
Who:  Managed by Catholic Diocese
What: 365 headstones and markers, noted for its white sand
Where:  One acre park on Leo Maguire Road, off Rt. 210 Google Map
When:  In public view, for more information contact the Bishop of St. Augustine
  • Listed on the National Register in 1973
  • Family burials dating to 1833through 1892
  • Burial of Domingo Fernandez, controversial figure in Fernandina history

Fernandez headstone: Find a Grave

Text: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff.  Image: Cemetery view by Myles Bland via FMS, Fernandez Headstone Find a Grave

For previous posts search: Cemetery a Day in May or #CaDiM

Intro, May 1: National, May 2: Oakdale, May 3: Murphy's Creek, May 4: Mt. Olive, May 5: Bosque Bello, May 6: Old City, May 7: Espanola, May 8: Tolomato, May 9: Pacetti, May 10: West View, May 11: Magnolia SpringsMay 12: St. Peter's, May 13: Gravely Hill, May 14: Pilgrim's Rest, May 15: God's Little Acre, May 16: Dummet's Grave, May 17: No Name, May 18: St. Monica, May 19: St. Joseph's, May 20:  Old St. Joseph's (Duval), May 21: Sampson, May 22: Fernandez Reserve

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