“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Charlotte Harbor in Charlotte County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Hickory Bluff Cemetery

Hickory Bluff Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, October 1, 2018
1. Hickory Bluff Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Hickory Bluff Cemetery was established in the late 1800s, adjacent to land purchased on June 2, 1884 by July Roberts, an early African-American settler. Initial burials began following the Civil War when freed African-Americans settled in the area and engaged in farming and fishing. William Curry, an early white landowner added to the original plot and recorded a “colored cemetery” already in existence. Burial records prior to 1908 are undocumented; however, the last cemetery caretaker recorded fourteen known burials between the years 1908 and the final interment in 1947. The cemetery is now owned and maintained by Charlotte County.
Erected 2016 by Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is June 2, 1884.
Location. 26° 58.278′ N, 82° 2.864′ W. Marker is in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, in Charlotte County. Marker is on Rowland Drive, 0.1 miles north of Harbor View Road, on the left when traveling
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north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Punta Gorda FL 33980, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hickory Bluff Pioneers (approx. 1.3 miles away); Charlotte Harbor Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hickory Bluff Mound (approx. 1.6 miles away); Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Howard Homestead/Solana Plat (approx. 2.1 miles away); Charlotte County Courthouse (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Punta Gorda Bank (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hector House Plaza: The Founding of Punta Gorda (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte Harbor.
Hickory Bluff Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, October 1, 2018
2. Hickory Bluff Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 6, 2023