Monday, May 26, 2014
Cemetery Log Date: May 26, 2014
Wanting a good hike while searching for an old cemetery? Check out Crabgrass Creek Cemetery located within the boundaries of the Bull Creek WMA in Osceola County.
The Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area consists of 23,646 acres of mostly open pine lands and wetlands surrounding the confluence of Bull Creek and Crabgrass Creek. The property is situated in the eastern half of Osceola County, Florida near the town of Hollopaw.
Crabgrass Creek Cemetery can be found in an oak hammock near the end of Cemetery Road.
Crabgrass Creek Cemetery has also been known as Lanier Cemetery, Deer Park Cemetery or Sumner’s Place Cemetery. This is not to be confused with "Bull Creek Cemetery" which is separate. The grounds are partially grown in, with paths leading around the area.
WHO: Bull Creek WMA
WHAT: A hidden Old Florida cemetery
WHEN: Dawn til Dusk
WHERE: within Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area:
To Crabgrass Road Entrance:
From Interstate 95, take exit 180 and head west on US Hwy 192 for about 19.4 miles. Turn left on Crabgrass Road. Follow dirt road for about 5.7 miles until it ends. Entrance to Bull Creek WMA will be on your left. The GPS Coords for cemetery: N28 06.091 W80 56.811
- The resting place of the true pioneers to this region of Florida
- Rural cemetery surrounded by Florida wilderness
- Old stone, metal and unique markers
- The most prominent and oldest tombstone is Kathrine Lanier's dated January 15, 1895
Text by: Robbie Boggs
Images by: Find a Grave, Tom Choma,outintheboonies.com
2014 #CaDiM posts
Intro, May 1: Hilliard Community, May 2: Kingsley slave era cemetery, May 3: San Lorenzo , May 4: St. Mary's, May 5: Hibernia Cemetery, May 6: Oaklynn Update, May 7: Norwalk, May 8: Houston Pioneer, May 9: Greenwood, May 10: Geneva ,May 11: Rose Hill, May 12:Garden of Heavenly Rest, May 13: Port Mayaca, May 14: Key West, May 15: Felsmere Brookside May 16: Albritton May 17: May 18: Flagler Family May 19: Masonic May 20: Gethsemane; May 21: Magnolia Springs. May 22: African Refugee
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 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