Old City Cemetery - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 19.875 W 081° 38.924
17R E 437639 N 3355669
Quick Description: Old City Cemetery is located at the intersection of East Union Street and Cemetery Street in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2007 8:54:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM2P2A
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 137

Long Description:

Established in 1852, the Old City Cemetery is one of the most overlooked and underrated historic sites in Jacksonville's urban core. Famed interments include:

John Freeman Young, a priest who was the translator of the song “Silent Night, Holy Night”

Francis Philip Fleming – A confederate soldier and lawyer who became the 15th governor of Florida from 1889 to 1893

Princess Laura Adorkor “Mother Kofi” – A Ghana native and founder of “The African Universal Church and Commercial League” who was assassinated on the pulpit in 1928.

John Finegan – Civil War Confederate Brigadier General in the command of the defense of Florida from Union troops at Olustee.

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We estimate the number of graves in Old City Cemetery to be about 2,000.

City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed

Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Not listed

Cemetery Website: Not listed

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