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Bradenton in Manatee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Manatee Burying Ground

 
 
Manatee Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 14, 2014
1. Manatee Burying Ground Marker
Inscription.
Marker Front:
This is one of the oldest organized burying grounds on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The property was deeded on May 30, 1850, and since 1892 only immediate members of families already interred here can be buried in the cemetery. The property is now owned by the City of Bradenton.

Marker Reverse:
Buried in this cemetery are members of Florida pioneer families, soldiers of the Seminole Indian Wars, and of the Confederate and Union forces. Numbered among them are three members of the Florida Secession Convention-Ezekiel Glazier, James G. Cooper, and Dr. John C. Pelot, temporary Chairman of the Convention-and Brig. Gen. John Riggin, aide to General Ulysses S. Grant.
 
Erected 1966 by Judah P. Benjamin Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-133.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 27° 29.685′ N, 82° 32.83′ W. Marker is in Bradenton, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is at the intersection of 15th Street East and 5th Avenue East, on the right when traveling west on 15th Street East. Click for map.
Wide view of the Manatee Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 14, 2014
2. Wide view of the Manatee Burying Ground Marker
The marker is visible from the road. But not always accessible as the cemetery gate is locked. An access key can be obtained from the Manatee Village Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bradenton FL 34208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 1887 Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stephens House (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bassett Chapter (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida's Earliest Courthouse Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bunker Hill School (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fogarty Boat Works (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wiggins Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Florida Cracker Trail (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Bradenton.
 
Also see . . .  Pious citizen among first laid to rest in burying ground | HeraldTribune.com. (Submitted on March 22, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
"Donors" Arch Support (left side) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 20, 2012
3. "Donors" Arch Support (left side)
May 30, 1850
Donors
Josiah Gates
Mary M. Gates
Trustees
Union Congregation of Manatee Village
Franklin Branch
Joseph A. Braden
Henry S. Clark
Josiah Gates
Robert Gamble, Jr.
"Dedication" Arch Support (right side) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 20, 2012
4. "Dedication" Arch Support (right side)
This memorial arch erected on this historic spot through the efforts of the Judah P. Benjamin Chapter No. 1545, United Daughters of the Confederacy of Bradenton, Florida, in honor of the many soldiers and civilians connected with the development of this section and the State of Florida who are buried here.
Erected December 1958
Dedicated January 1959
The Manatee Burying Ground entrance gate image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 14, 2014
5. The Manatee Burying Ground entrance gate
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   5. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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