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Pinewood (Cocoplum) Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 25° 42.208 W 080° 16.117
17R E 573379 N 2843048
Quick Description: Located on Erwin Rd at SW 74th St
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/10/2018 6:55:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMXX1N
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 1

Long Description:
Pinewood (Cocoplum) Cemetery is the oldest designated cemetery in the Miami area and one of the oldest Coral Gables Historical sites. Adam and Rosa Richards deeded one acre of land on May 13, 1897 for 10 dollars to Wilson A Larkins, Arthur F. Lang and Arthur E Kingsley as Trustees. In 1908, Harley Staudt sold three more acres. Originally known as Cocoa Plumb, its name alternated between Pineywoods, Cocoplum, and then Pinewood. The cemetery includes 268 plots, driveways and a large oval in the center. One of the earliest documented burials was Walter F. Pickford, a local sawmill owner, who was buried in Cocoa Plumb on April 12, 1898. Burials continued until the 1940s. As descendants of those buried at Pinewood moved away, the cemetery became overgrown and vandalized. In 1983, local citizens and civic groups began restoring the cemetery. The City of Coral Gables created an advisory board and allocated funds for the restoration project. These efforts helped return the cemetery to a place of beauty and dignity.
Marker Number: F-470

Date: 2003

County: Miami-Dade

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Charles N. and Eleanor Knight Leigh Foundation, the City of Coral Gables, and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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