Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Cemetery Log Date: May 13, 2014

Port Mayaca Cemetery on State Road 76 in Stuart County was founded as a place to inter the victims from the 1928 hurricane and the ensuing flooding of Lake Okeechobee.

Who: Managed by the City of Pahokee

What: The cemetery houses a memorial to the 1600 people who died during the 1928 Hurricane.

Where: 23900 SW Kanner Hwy (ST RD 76), about 3 miles east of 441 or 23 miles east of I-95

When: Open daily from sunrise to sunset

  • 1928 Hurricane Memorial
  • Beautiful memorial gardens on the property
  • Only in-ground cemetery in the area before the 1960s

To learn more about Port Mayaca Cemetery, please visit the City of Pahokee's website or Find-a-Grave.

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

Text by Emily Jane Murray, FPAN staff; Photos by Marilyn Suarez

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