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Philips ~ Craig Swamp Cemetery

 
 
Philips ~ Craig Swamp Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 2, 2012
1. Philips ~ Craig Swamp Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Dating back to the 1840's, the Philips-Craig Swamp Cemetery was a community burial ground for the old Philips settlement originally located along both sides of Old Kings Road (St. Augustine Road). Later erased by twentieth century subdivisions, this rural 19th century community was named after Albert Gallatin Philips, owner of nearby Red Bank Plantation. By 1844 Albert Gallatin Philips and his wife, Martha Anne Hendricks, daughter of pioneer settler, Isaac Hendricks, donated this property for a Methodist Church, school, and cemetery. Many of South Jacksonville's early pioneer families are buried in the cemetery along with graves of both Union and Confederate veterans. Since 1971 the Philips-Craig Swamp Cemetery has been owned and maintained by the Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society, which has documented 135 marked graves.
 
Erected by City of Jacksonville Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 17.721′ N, 81° 38.587′ 
Philips ~ Craig Swamp Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 2, 2012
2. Philips ~ Craig Swamp Cemetery and Marker
W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on St. Augustine Road near Lorimier Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Philips Congregational Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Oriental Gardens (approx. 0.3 miles away); Villa Alexandria (approx. 0.8 miles away); San Marco (approx. 0.9 miles away); Honor and Remembrance (approx. 1.1 miles away); Millers Creek (approx. 1.2 miles away); South Jacksonville City Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Soldiers of the American Revolution Associated with Jacksonville’s History (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Philips ~ Craig Swamp Cemetery entrance and marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 2, 2012
3. Philips ~ Craig Swamp Cemetery entrance and marker
Philips ~ Craig Swamp Cemetery graves image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 2, 2012
4. Philips ~ Craig Swamp Cemetery graves
Philips ~ Craig Swamp Cemetery graves image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 2, 2012
5. Philips ~ Craig Swamp Cemetery graves
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 669 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 8, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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