Monday, May 27, 2013

Cemetery Log Date: May 27, 2013

Photo by @MoultrieCreek used with permission.

Eric Johnson, manager at Nombre de Dios, often refers to the site here as St. Augustine's forgotten cemetery.  There is so much to see out on the mission grounds that the headstones are often overlooked.  Between the museum, giant cross, beautiful chapel and grounds...it's easy to understand.  BUT, there are significant 19th-century marked burials on the site.  AND don't miss the museum where you can see Pedro Menendez's actual casket on display.  No other artifact in town can claim such a close association with our city's founder.

Who:  Owned and managed by the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine
What: Historic tombstones and monuments, stunning grounds and crazy fun squirrels
Where: 27 Ocean Avenue, St. Augustine  Google Map
When:  Open dusk to dawn 365 days a year
 Why:
  • Prehistoric site in its own right, landing site of 1565 and later Mission
  • Pedro Menendez casket on display 
  • Statues from San Lorenzo cemetery moved to museum and can currently be seen on display
Today we're featuring lovely images from family historian and Air Force veteran Moultrie Creek to lure you in:










For more:
Check out Moultrie Creek on Flickr or Twitter @MoultrieCreek
FPAN YouTube video on UF digs at Nombre de Dios

Text: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff.  Images: @MoultrieCreek on Flickr and Twitter


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, May 23: St. Ambrose, May 24: Sons of Israel, May 25: Sanksville, May 26: Huguenot, May 27: Nombre de Dios

One Response so far.

  1. Good article. It appears that this cemetery has been surveyed by some kind souls and is on FindAGrave: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2143799

    God bless. :)

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