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.
- 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
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,
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