Dunn Cemetery in Jennings State Forest

Jennings State Forest is located in Clay County and is a great place to enjoy nature and experience some history as well. Going back to the 1800’s many families had homesteads out here, farms and schools dotted the landscape as well. Turpentine was one of the main industries in this area and the forest provided plentyContinue reading “Dunn Cemetery in Jennings State Forest”

Mount Carmel Church and Cemetery in Pasco County

Located in the old community of Ehren in Pasco County is a historical site known as the Mount Carmel Church and Cemetery. The Mount Carmel African methodist Episcopal Church was a wooden structure and the cemetery was nearby. One of the early pastors was Reverend Christopher C. Marshall, followed in later years by Reverend Byrel Dawkins.Continue reading “Mount Carmel Church and Cemetery in Pasco County”

Stroud Cemetery in Twin Rivers State Forest

While exploring in Twin Rivers State Forest located in Madison County, I found this old cemetery that dates back to the late 1800’s. The cemetery is known as The Stroud Cemetery and there are seventeen listed burials here. So far the information I have learned is that the Strouds were early settlers in Madison County. The cemeteryContinue reading “Stroud Cemetery in Twin Rivers State Forest”

Holder Cemetery in Citrus County

This is an old cemetery I found in an interesting location, it is called Holder Cemetery. Located at the intersection of County Road 491 and U.S. Route 41 in Citrus County. This is also the location of the small community known as Holder. The cemetery is small and only has seven people listed on the burial records.Continue reading “Holder Cemetery in Citrus County”

Smith Gravesite in Dixie County

Near Horseshoe Beach in Dixie County located by Jenna Wildlife Management Area is a lone Confederate Soldier gravesite. Henry M. Smith is buried here and he lived from 1840-1892. There is a dirt road that leads you back to the cemetery where there is a large clearing where he is buried. It is Surrounded by woods, such aContinue reading “Smith Gravesite in Dixie County”