Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cemetery Log Date: May 15, 2013

God's Little Acre is a cemetery that goes by many names, including Wildwood Cemetery and Moultrie Churchyard.  The cemetery began as a Methodist churchyard surrounding a small frame church built in 1877.  The grave markers show the changing popularity of funerary materials over a time period of one hundred years, from conch shells and wood to marble and granite.

Who: Maintained by Hagen Wildwood Restoration Association
What: Fenced historic cemetery with variety of markers and monuments
Where:  480 Wildwood Drive, St. Augustine, link to Google Map
When:  Contact Preservation Association for access into gate or join a clean-up day (see below)

  •   Clasped hands on headstones to reaffirm the message of hope of being together again.
  • Gates on headstones thought to symbolize entry into heaven.
  • Lamb headstones, popular design on children's gave stones in the 19th and 20th centuries as a sybol of innocence.
  • Simple hearts carved into marble and concrete, a 19th century symbol of the soul and source of love.

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