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Creation Date

12-30-2012

Building Name

Micanopy Historic Cemetery

Description

Micanopy Historic Cemetery Marker , Micanopy FL.

The Micanopy Historic Cemetery is on West Smith Avenue just east of NW Okehumkee Street in Micanopy, Florida.

The text on the marker reads as :

" The Micanopy Historic Cemetery was founded by Dr. H. Lucious Montgomery Sr., a physician in the Township of Micanopy during the 1800's. Dr. Montgomery and his wife, Lucinda Jane Montgomery, the owners of the cemetery land, deeded lot No. 30 to the Cemetery Trustees in 1897 for one dollar. The Township was given the cemetery in 1905 and the Micanopy Cemetery Association was established that year. Thomas McCredie, J.D. Watkins and E.C. Chitty were the first board members. Lot No. 29 was deeded to the Trustee Board and Micanopy Cemetery Association in 1911. It cost $300. Members of the Trustee Board were O.L. Feaster, J.B. Simonton, J.D. Merry, W.D. Merry, W.D. Bobbitt, W.C. Barnett. B.O. Franklin and H.L. Montgomery Sr. The cemetery has had over 2,000 burials in it's 181-year history. it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The first recorded burial dated from 1826 and the cemetery is still picturesque and a wonderful example of American history preserved."

Sponsored by The Town of Micanopy and The Florida Department of State.

Latitude, Longitude

29.50303333, -82.28565556

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Micanopy Historic Cemetery Marker; Micanopy Historic Cemetery; Dr. H. Lucious Montgomery Sr; Lucinda Jane Montgomery; Micanopy Cemetery Association; Alachua County (Fl.); Micanopy (Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- Micanopy.

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