Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Inscription. Many Civil War veterans are buried at Evergreen Cemetery in addition to the founding families of Fort Lauderdale including the Stranahans (who built Stranahan house on SE 6th Avenue), Bryans, Kings, Cromarties (the maiden name of Ivy Julia Stranahan (1881-1971) and the Olivers. This burial place for the early residents of Fort Lauderdale was established by Mr. and Mrs. E.T. King in 1910. In 1910 or 1911, a funeral director from Miami moved many bodies from the first burial ground, in the proximity of what currently is Southside School on Andrews Avenue, to the newly created Evergreen Cemetery. In 1917, the City of Fort Lauderdale purchased the cemetery. In 1921, the American Legion purchased four lots set aside for the burial of veterans. Shortly thereafter, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks purchased lots 34 and 43 for indigent burials. In 1926, hurricane victims were buried in unmarked graves in the north central portion of the cemetery. This area is also the baby section. In 1935, B’Nai Israel acquired blocks one and two for burials of those of the Jewish faith. Evergreen Cemetery is Fort Lauderdale’s oldest intact cemetery.
By Jay Kravetz
1. Evergreen Cemetery Marker
Erected 2003 by The City of Fort Lauderdale and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-472.)
26° 6.354′ N, 80° 7.971′ W. Marker is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in Broward County. Marker is on SE 10th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 SE 10th Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL 33312, United States of America.
By Jay Kravetz, November 12, 2015
2. Evergreen Cemetery Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Stranahan House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ivy Julia Cromartie Stranahan (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oliver Building (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Fort Lauderdale Village (approx. 1.2 miles away); Colonial Hotel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Museum Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); Replica 1899 School House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Lauderdale.
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