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Lumberton in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Tucker Cemetery

 
 
The Tucker Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, August 17, 2008
1. The Tucker Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This oldest cemetery in Pasco County has existed since before 1855. Thomas and Sarah Tucker settled in the area about 1842 and in 1845 planted the county's first orange grove. Family history records an earlier generation of Tuckers lived in the vicinity about 1790. The surrounding community was called Tuckertown until the railroad came through and the name was changed to Richland. The entire front section of the cemetery property was deeded to Pasco County as a burying place for indigents in 1965. The county agreed to fence and maintain in perpetuity the original cemetery reserved for descendants of the Tuckers and their slaves.
 
Erected 1986 by Pasco Board of County Commissioners and The Historical Preservation Committee.
 
Location. 28° 16.864′ N, 82° 7.909′ W. Marker is in Lumberton, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is on Old Lakeland Road (County Road 35A), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dade City FL 33525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Endurance Run (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hercules Powder Company Camp #39 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Zephyrhills Army Airfield
The Tucker Cemetery Marker, facing north image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, August 17, 2008
2. The Tucker Cemetery Marker, facing north
(approx. 4 miles away); Zephyrhills Railroad Depot (approx. 4.2 miles away); Zephyrhills Depot (approx. 4.2 miles away); GAR Hall (approx. 4.3 miles away); Oakside Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Lanier Bridge (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
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The Tucker Cemetery Marker, facing south image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, August 17, 2008
3. The Tucker Cemetery Marker, facing south
The gate to the original Tucker Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, August 17, 2008
4. The gate to the original Tucker Cemetery
One of the Pioneers image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, August 17, 2008
5. One of the Pioneers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,112 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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