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Rosemary Cemetery

 
 
Rosemary Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 26, 2020
1. Rosemary Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Rosemary Cemetery is burial place for many early Sarasota citizens, civic leaders, and entrepreneurs including Scotsman John Hamilton Gillespie, first mayor and local manager for Florida Mortgage & Investment Co., British land developers of the municipality. The cemetery was set aside in plat, “Town of Sarasota”, filed on July 27, 1886 by the promoters of the ill-fated “Ormiston Colony” and was deeded to the incorporated city seventeen years later. Early families with members interred here include Abbe, Browning, Burns, Grantham, Cunliff, Halton, Higel, Pelot and Whitaker, among others. Owen Burns purchased the founding corporation holdings in 1910. His influence has been credited with guiding the “true flowering” of the city laid out by the Scots.
 
Erected by Sarasota County Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 27° 20.604′ N, 82° 32.553′ W. Marker is
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in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue and 8th Street, on the right when traveling north on Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 851 Central Avenue, Sarasota FL 34236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Rosemary Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); A Resting Place of Pioneer Families and Hidden Histories (a few steps from this marker); First Black Community (approx. 0.2 miles away); Municipal Auditorium Recreation Center and Hazzard Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sarasota Garden Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bidwell-Wood House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crocker Memorial Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Yellow Bluffs (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
Rosemary Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 26, 2020
2. Rosemary Cemetery Marker
Rosemary Cemetery sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 26, 2020
3. Rosemary Cemetery sign
The Rosemary District image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 26, 2020
4. The Rosemary District
The marker is located within Sarasota’s Rosemary District.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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