Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cemetery Log Date: May 1, 2014

Stop by this hidden gem to enjoy a great landscape and beautiful headstones!
 

 


Hilliard Community Cemetery is tucked away just north of Hilliard and features some remarkable headstones: poured cement, painted ledgers, wooden markers and more.


Who: Managed by the Hilliard Community Cemetery Association

What: This predominantly African-American cemetery dates back to the late 1880s and is still in use today.

Where: Next to Mount Charity Baptist Church on US 1, 1 mile north of the intersection with Co. Rd. 108

When: Open daily from sunrise to sunset

Why:
  • Beautiful vernacular markers including poured cement and brightly painted ledgers
  • In situ wooden marker!
  • Beautiful 'Old Florida' setting including oaks, scrub and sandy soils


Text and images by Emily Jane Murray, FPAN staff

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

Intro, 2014 #CaDiM posts
Intro, May 1: Hilliard Community, May 2: Kingsley slave era cemetery

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 SpringsMay 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

One Response so far.

  1. Joe Dunn says:

    Great post thank you for sharing all the great work you do!

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