Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. Michaels Cemetery
— Pensacola's Historic Cemeteries —
As you stroll through this historic cemetery's built landscape, look for markers and monuments associated with our early population. Dates, names, building materials, size, and form offer hints. Think about the craftsmen who designed and carved these markers and monuments, as well as the families who shipped in markers from elsewhere. Local artisans also constructed above-ground brick and plaster tombs found throughout the cemetery. In 1820 and for years after, most artisans and craftsmen responsible for Pensacola's built environment, including this cemetery, were free and enslaved people of color.
Background image: Plaque dedication ceremony at the grave site of Dorothy Walton, hosted by the Pensacola Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons
Left: Vicente Sebastián Pintado survey of The Catholic Inhabitants' Claim to 30 Arpents of Land, c. 1810.
Right: The Keyser family monument, carved c. 1847 by Thomas Hargrave of Philadelphia.
(Images courtesy of UWF Archaeology Institute and Florida Public Archaeology Network)
This marker is a product of Florida's territorial bicentennial celebration on July 17, 2021
Erected 2021 by City of Pensacola, Escambia County, UWF Archaeology Institute, Florida Public Archaeology Network, University of West Florida Public Trust.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 30° 24.9′ N, 87° 12.528′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is on South Florida Blanca Street south of East Chase Street, on the right when traveling south. Located just inside the gate to the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pensacola FL 32502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stephen R. Mallory (a few steps from this marker); P.K. Yonge (within shouting distance of this marker); Ebenezer Dorr (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel SullivanDon Manuel Gonzalez (about 300 feet away); John Innerarity (about 300 feet away); Jose Noriega (about 400 feet away); Eugenio Antonio Sierra (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
Also see . . . Pensacola News Journal Historic St. Michael's Cemetery in Pensacola holds paradise of memory. (Submitted on October 9, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.