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,
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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