Phillips-Craig Swamp Cemetery
Posted by: IceCreamMan
N 30° 17.719 W 081° 38.597
17R E 438140 N 3351684
Quick Description: A historical marker in an interesting cemetery.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/23/2007 3:10:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM2V2B
Dating back to the 1940's, the Phillips-Craig Swamp Cemetery was a community burial ground for the old Phillips settlement originally located along both sides of Old Kings Road (St. Augustine Road). Later erased by twentieth century subdivisions, this rural 19th century community was named after Albert Gallatin Phillips, owner of nearby Red Bank Plantation. By 1844 Albert Gallatin Phillips and his wife, Martha Anne Hendricks, daughter of pioneer settler, Isaac Hendricks, donated this property for a Methodist Church school and cemetery. Many of South Jacksonville's early pioneer families are buried in the cemetary along with graves of both Union and Confederate veterans. Since 1971 the Phililps-Craig Swamp Cemetery has been owned and maintained by the Southern Genealogist's exchange Society, which has documented 135 marked graves.
Marker Number: None
Marker Type: Roadside
Sponsored or placed by: City of Jacksonville, Florida
Website: [Web Link]
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