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Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Michaels Cemetery

— Colonial Archaeological Trail —

 
 
St. Michaels Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 9, 2021
1. St. Michaels Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  St. Michael's Cemetery is one of the two oldest cemeteries in Florida. 'The earliest surviving tombs date to the Second Spanish period, though the cemetery was in use much earlier. By the 1760s, a colonial road ran through this area and the cemetery grew around it. When first formally surveyed around 1810, the cemetery covered 30 arpents, or about 25 acres. Today, the fenced cemetery covers about eight acres.

Approximately 3,200 marked graves are in this cemetery, along with many unmarked burials. UWF archaeologists and volunteers conserve the markers; conduct limited excavations; and identify graves using remote sensing, a non- invasive technique. A nonprofit organization, St. Michael's Cemetery Foundation of Pensacola, Inc., provides primary stewardship with substantial in-kind support from the University of West Florida.

Background image: Dorothy Walton dedication ceremony on February 21, 1929 (Dorothy Walton d. September 12, 1832). Image courtesy of the UWF Historic Trust.

UWF graduate students using 3D laser scanner on marble tomb. Photograph taken by John Blackie, courtesy
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Erected by University of West Florida Historic Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era. A significant historical date for this entry is February 21, 1929.
 
Location. 30° 24.886′ N, 87° 12.618′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is on North Alcaniz Street south of East Chase Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 N Alcaniz St, 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. Daniel Sullivan (within shouting distance of this marker); P.K. Yonge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dorothy Walton (about 400 feet away); Desiderio Quina (about 400 feet away); Jose Noriega (about 400 feet away); Stephen R. Mallory (about 400 feet away); Don Manuel Gonzalez (about 500 feet away); Salvador T. Pons (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
 
Regarding St. Michaels Cemetery. The Colonial Archaeological Trail is a collection of outdoor exhibits relating the Spanish, British, and American occupations of Pensacola. This interpretive trail highlights the rich deposits of colonial history and archaeology in the heart of
St. Michaels Cemetery entrance gate with marker just inside fence. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 9, 2021
2. St. Michaels Cemetery entrance gate with marker just inside fence.
downtown Pensacola.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Historic St. Michael's Cemetery in Pensacola holds paradise of memory. (Submitted on October 10, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of St. Michaels Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 9, 2021
3. View of St. Michaels Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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