Tag: Cemeteries

Hull-Smith Cemetery in Ocala National Forest

During the 1800’s many families and early settlers had homesteads and cemeteries throughout Florida. I have been visiting a lot of these old cemeteries over the years and some are in better conditions than others. One of the areas I have visited recently is… Continue Reading “Hull-Smith Cemetery in Ocala National Forest”

Caraway Cemetery at Lochloosa Wildlife Management Area

This is an interesting site I explored in Alachua County known as Caraway Cemetery. It is most likely that this cemetery belonged to the family long ago dating back to the early to mid-1900’s. They would’ve had a homestead near the cemetery as most… Continue Reading “Caraway Cemetery at Lochloosa Wildlife Management Area”

Thomas C. Fillyaw Gravesite in Ocala National Forest

This is known as the Thomas C. Fillyaw gravesite in Ocala National Forest. He was a Confederate Soldier and lived near and managed a steamboat landing here after the Civil War.  (Thomas C. Fillyaw, CPL 10th Btn GA Inf CSA May 1830-Dec. 8, 1873 Buried… Continue Reading “Thomas C. Fillyaw Gravesite in Ocala National Forest”

Coleman Church Cemetery in Alachua County

This is an old African-American cemetery that I explored in the backwoods of Alachua County. Many of these cemeteries around the state are becoming lost to time and neglect so I am trying to explore and document them as I can. This particular one… Continue Reading “Coleman Church Cemetery in Alachua County”

Lone Gravesite at Andrews Wildlife Management Area

I have always enjoyed the scenic wilderness along this part of the Suwannee River at Andrews Wildlife Management Area. There are many trails and recreational opportunities here. Some of the history includes logging and agricultural uses going back to the 1800’s, the land was purchased by… Continue Reading “Lone Gravesite at Andrews Wildlife Management Area”

Gainer Cemetery in Washington County

I did some exploring and hiking at Econfina Creek Wildlife Management Area which is in Washington County in northern Florida. This area of the state to me still has that “old Florida” feel to it and there is a lot of wilderness areas to… Continue Reading “Gainer Cemetery in Washington County”

Jeremiah Milton Brewer Gravesite in Ocala National Forest

This is an interesting gravesite I found in Ocala National Forest, a man name Jeremiah M. Brewer is buried here. He lived from 1844 to 1877, some of the history I found on him describes him serving in the Civil War as a Union… Continue Reading “Jeremiah Milton Brewer Gravesite in Ocala National Forest”

Roadside History: Gravesite of Ellis Mize in Alachua County

One of the most interesting gravesites I have visited was this one in Alachua County. It is the gravesite of Ellis Mize. The Mize family operated a turpentine still up until 1950. Ellis Mize lived from 1862 until 1967. Because of his love for the… Continue Reading “Roadside History: Gravesite of Ellis Mize in Alachua County”

Indian Lake Cemetery at Indian Lake State Forest

A very scenic place to explore in Marion County is Indian Lake State Forest. I began hiking there a few years ago and have also enjoyed learning about the history of the area as well. I visited an old cemetery out there known as… Continue Reading “Indian Lake Cemetery at Indian Lake State Forest”

Oriole Ghost Town in Withlacoochee State Forest

There was an old town called Oriole located in Hernando County back in the late 1800’s. Today the site is a ghost town and part of the Withlacoochee State Forest, the area has always intrigued me. I have been exploring the site for years… Continue Reading “Oriole Ghost Town in Withlacoochee State Forest”