Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cemetery Log Date: May 29, 2014

Discover one of Florida's ghost town cemeteries at  Fort Drum in Okeechobee County.

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 The cemetery covers 8 acres with 381 internments, ranging in dates from 1876 to current day.

Henry Parker (Image by LaMartin.com)

 Fort Drum was a Seminole War fort built in the 1840's and abandoned soon after. The first pioneers moved to the area about 1870.  Henry Parker was one of those pioneers and opened a store and trading post attached to the side of his log cabin home.  The nearby Seminole Indians were some of Parker's regular customers trading alligator, deer and otter hides for guns, ammunition and groceries. Parker, along with many other first pioneers, can be found in the Fort Drum Cemetery. 
  

(Image by Find a Grave)

(Image by Flicker) 

(Image by Jim Pike)

  
WHO: Owned and maintained by Okeechobee County

WHAT: Early pioneer cemetery

WHEN: Dawn til Dusk

WHERE: US 441 and NE 304th Street, Fort Drum, FL map

WHY:
  •  Many of Fort Drums first settlers were buried and remain here
  • Interesting Florida ghost town cemetery
  • Contains graves with dates ranging from 1876 to current day

For more information, look at:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=329774,
http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/fl/fortdrum.html


Text by: Robbie Boggs


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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