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Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hickory Hill Cemetery of Welaunee Plantation

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2014
1. Hickory Hill Cemetery of Welaunee Plantation Marker
Inscription.  Hickory Hill Cemetery is the main burial ground for African-American families that lived and worked on Welaunee Plantation. Welaunee was established by Udo Fleischmann, a banker and sportsman and member of the Fleischmann baking goods manuafacturing family from New York, and his wife Jeanne Kerr Fleischmann, who donated land for the cemetery. The Fleischmanns began leasing and purchasing former antebellum cotton plantation land in Leon County during the first two decades of the 20th Century. Tenant farming was common in Leon County for more than half a century, but had collapsed by 1950 when many tenant farmers began to leave as land was sold or used for quail hunting. Hickory Hill Cemetery reflects the ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs, and settlement patterns of the black community of Welaunee Plantation, and includes grave markers dating from 1919 to 1947. For instance, Mason jars may sometimes be found at the graves of members of the Masonic order. Other folk practices include graves marked with pieces of iron, a wagon axle, or a simple glass container. Hand-fashioned markers can be found on the western side of the cemetery.
 
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By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2014
2. Hickory Hill Cemetery of Welaunee Plantation Graves
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2010 by Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, New Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Testerina Primitive Baptist Church, The Trust for Public Land and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-691.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 30° 28.925′ N, 84° 12.6′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker can be reached from Miccosukee Road (Florida Route 146) half a mile east of Fleischmann Road. Located on the Miccosukee Greenway Trail. To get to the marker, park at the trail head on Fleischmann Road just north of Miccoscukee Road and hike about 1/2 mile east on trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tallahassee FL 32308, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The "Luraville Locomotive" (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Luraville Locomotive (approx. 3.1 miles away); Under Cover of Corn (approx. 3.1 miles away); Goodwood Mansion (approx. 3.3 miles away); Goodwood (approx. 3.3 miles away); Saint Clement's Chapel ~ Church of The Advent (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Plantation Cemetery At Betton Hill (approx. 3˝ miles away); The Mission Of San Pedro y San Pablo de Patale (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
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Hickory Hill Cemetery of Welaunee Plantation Graves image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2014
3. Hickory Hill Cemetery of Welaunee Plantation Graves
 Find a Grave-Hickory Hill Cemetery. (Submitted on February 26, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 116 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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