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Evergreen Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 26° 35.197 W 080° 03.513
17R E 593747 N 2940995
Quick Description: Located at West Lantana Rd and Arnold Ave in the cemetery
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2016 2:07:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMRV8V
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 1

Long Description:
Evergreen Cemetery was established by the Evergreen Cemetery Company in 1892 as a final resting place for local families. The cemetery’s land was purchased by M.B. Lyman, Lantana’s founder. Lyman, who is buried in the cemetery, served as the town’s first postmaster. He named the town Lantana Point because of the flowering lantana plant that grew in the area. “Point” was later dropped from the town’s name. The cemetery’s earliest marked gravestone is dated January 22, 1886. There are 18 marked gravesites in the cemetery where members of the town’s eight pioneer families are buried. Occupying unmarked graves are two crew members from the shipwreck “Inchulva,” which sank in a hurricane off Delray Beach in 1903. Several members of the African-American community were buried here during the early 20th century. The cemetery also contains the mass grave of some victims of the 1928 Hurricane. In 1952, ownership of the cemetery was transferred to the Town of Lantana and was closed to further burials.
Marker Number: F-757

Date: 2012

County: Palm Beach

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: The Lantana Historical Society and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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