Friday, May 16, 2014
Cemetery Log Date: May 16, 2014
This abandoned cemetery has recently gotten a lot of love from the local Sons of the Confederate Veterans (SCV) camp.
Allbritton Cemetery is the final resting place of James T Allbritton, a Confederate veteran, and many of his family members. The cemetery was in use from the late 1880s until the 1960s and it was all but forgotten about shortly after.
When SCV Camp 745 found out about the state of this veteran's grave, they started a clean up project. In the process, they found a previously unknown headstone, uprighted a fallen stone and cleared a lot of vegetation.
Who: On private property
What: An abandoned 19th century family cemetery.
When: Contact the SCV Camp 745 to get involved!
Where: Heading North on US1, take a right onto Roy Booth Road, cemetery is on the right after the first left turn in the road.
- Final resting place of some important Callahan folks
- Recently cleared of vegetation and headstones cleaned and uprighted
- Wonderful grave markers including poured cement curbing inlaid with marbles and beautiful carved marble
For more information about the Allbritton Cemetery, check out its find-a-grave website.
For previous posts search: Cemetery a Day in May or #CaDiM
2014 #CaDiM posts
Intro, May 1: Hilliard Community, May 2: Kingsley slave era cemetery, May 3: San Lorenzo , May 4: St. Mary's, May 5: Hibernia Cemetery, May 6: Oaklynn Update, May 7: Norwalk, May 8: Houston Pioneer, May 9: Greenwood, May 10: Geneva , May 11: Rose Hill, May 12:Garden of Heavenly Rest, May 13: Port Mayaca, May 14: Key West, May 15: Felsmere Brookside
2013 #CaDiM posts
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 Springs, May 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, May 28: Beresford, May 29: Jones, May 30: San Sebastian/Pinehurst, May 31: Oaklynn