Sunday, May 25, 2014

Cemetery Log Date May 25, 2014

A piece of old Florida preserved.

St. Luke's Cemetery on Merritt Island is an excellent historic cemetery still associated with the church that founded it in 1886.  In the 1870s settlers from South Carolina, some fleeing the ravages of war, moved to Merritt Island to start their lives over.  Many of the founding families that first inhabited Merritt Island are associated with this church and are buried here as well.  The original church is no longer used for regular service as the congregation has grown.  Today it is used for special occasions and is an excellent example of the Carpenter Gothic style, one of the few churches of this type still standing.  The congregations still uses the cemetery and welcomes visitors who want to learn more about local history.

Who: St. Luke's Episcopal Church manages the property
What: Late 19th to present cemetery
Where: 5555 North Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, 32953
When: Park is open dawn to dusk

  • Founding families of Merritt Island buried here.
  • Extremely well-kept and preserved markers.
  • Carpenter Gothic church.
Text and images: Kevin Gidusko

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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