Friday, May 9, 2014

Cemetery Log Date: May 9, 2014

Check out the only cemetery in Orlando!

Greenwood Cemetery was founded in the 1880s to ensure a permanent burial location after years of lost graves and confusion. The City of Orlando purchased the cemetery in 1892 and has run it ever since. Many of the earlier graves were moved to the location and it is still the only place one can be buried in Orlando today.

Who: Owned and operated still today by the City of Orlando

What:  19th century cemetery featuring some important historical figures and the only historic or contemporary graves in Orlando.

When: Open 7am to 7pm daily

  •  Features 2 in situ wooden markers!
  • Monthly moonlight walking tours during the full moon
  • Spanish-American War memorial
  • Final resting place of many important Orlando figures including T.G. Lee, founder of the large dairy company; Harry P. Leu, the gentleman the landmark gardens was named after;  Joseph Bumby, owner of Bumby Hardware store; Frances Eppes, grandson of Thomas Jefferson and founder of FSU; and Past Mayors Bob Carr, Carl Langford and Braxton Beacham.

For more information, check out the Cemetery's website.

Text and images by Emily Jane Murray, FPAN staff.

For previous posts, search Cemetery a Day in May or #CaDiM.

2014 #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: Beresford,May 29: JonesMay 30: San Sebastian/Pinehurst, May 31: Oaklynn

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