2014 #CaDiM posts
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.
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