Oaklawn and St. Louis Cemetery
This cemetery serves as the resting place for a governor of Florida, two Supreme Court Judges, framers of all five Florida Constitutions 1839-1885, and soldiers of seven wars including the Second Seminole War, Mexican War, Billy Bowlegs Indian War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II.
Oaklawn Cemetery and St Louis Catholic Cemetery were two separate cemeteries until the boundary fence was removed in the mid-1950s. Today they are cooperatively maintained by the City of Tampa, the Diocese of St. Petersburg, and the Tampa Historical Society.
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
Erected 2019 by The City of Tampa and the Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
Location. 27° 57.254′ N, 82° 27.473′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on North Morgan Street 0.1 miles north of East Harrison Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kennedy (a few steps from this marker); Victims of the Yellow Fever (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate States Soldiers and Sailors (within shouting distance of this marker); 29 Sea Captains and Mariners (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Harlem Academy/School #2 (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Sagamore (within shouting distance of this marker); Tampa Native Americans (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Brooke Mass Grave (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
Regarding Oaklawn and St. Louis Cemetery. This marker replaces the 'Oaklawn Cemetery' marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.