Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cemetery Log Date: May 15, 2014

A slice of life before the area became the "Treasure Coast."



Brookside Cemetery in Fellsmere  in Indian River County is an example of an old Florida cemetery that has resisted too many changes over the years.  Serving the small community of Fellsmere since the late 19th century, Brookside contains an interesting array of markers depicting changes times and economic periods; professionally made markers rest aside homemade cement markers that speak to the history of this small historically agriculture-centered community. As are many historic cemeteries, Brookside is partitioned between the African-American and White sections and contains many of the founding families for the area.

Who:  Could not determine, but The Sebastian Historical Society is listed as a contact on state files.

What:  Still in use, 19th century to present.  Many folk art markers.

Where:  East of I-95 and just north of the intersection of County Roads 512 and 510.

When:  Could not find operating hours.

Why:

  • 19th century markers.
  • Early settler families of the area.
  • Folk art markers.
  • Fairly well cared for.

For more information:

African American Sites in Florida by Kevin M. McCarthy

Text: Kevin Gidusko
Pics:  Find A Grave

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2014 #CaDiM posts



2013 #CaDiM posts
IntroMay 1: NationalMay 2: OakdaleMay 3: Murphy's CreekMay 4: Mt. OliveMay 5: Bosque BelloMay 6: Old CityMay 7: EspanolaMay 8: TolomatoMay 9: PacettiMay 10: West ViewMay 11: Magnolia Springs,  May 12: St. Peter'sMay 13: Gravely HillMay 14: Pilgrim's RestMay 15: God's Little AcreMay 16: Dummet's GraveMay 17: No NameMay 18: St. MonicaMay 19: St. Joseph'sMay 20:  Old St. Joseph's (Duval)May 21: SampsonMay 22: Fernandez ReserveMay 23: St. AmbroseMay 24: Sons of IsraelMay 25: SanksvilleMay 26: HuguenotMay 27: Nombre de DiosMay 28: BeresfordMay 29: JonesMay 30: San Sebastian/PinehurstMay 31: Oaklynn


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