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Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Evergreen Cemetery

Established 1910

 
 
Evergreen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz
1. Evergreen Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Many Civil War veterans are buried at Evergreen Cemetery in addition to the founding families of Fort Lauderdale including the Stranahans (who built Stranahan house on SE 6th Avenue), Bryans, Kings, Cromarties (the maiden name of Ivy Julia Stranahan (1881-1971) and the Olivers. This burial place for the early residents of Fort Lauderdale was established by Mr. and Mrs. E.T. King in 1910. In 1910 or 1911, a funeral director from Miami moved many bodies from the first burial ground, in the proximity of what currently is Southside School on Andrews Avenue, to the newly created Evergreen Cemetery. In 1917, the City of Fort Lauderdale purchased the cemetery. In 1921, the American Legion purchased four lots set aside for the burial of veterans. Shortly thereafter, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks purchased lots 34 and 43 for indigent burials. In 1926, hurricane victims were buried in unmarked graves in the north central portion of the cemetery. This area is also the baby section. In 1935, B’Nai Israel acquired blocks one and two for burials of those of the Jewish faith. Evergreen Cemetery is Fort Lauderdale’s oldest intact cemetery.
 
Erected
Edgar A. Bras grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 22, 2006
2. Edgar A. Bras grave marker
He is buried in Block 20, Lot 9, GPS Coordinates N26.1070 W80.1314.He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for action in the Civil War. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: BRAS, EDGAR A. • Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 8th Iowa Infantry • Place and date: Spanish Fort, Ala., 8 April 1865 • Entered service at: Louisa County, Iowa • Date of issue: 8 June 1865 Citation: Capture of flag.
2003 by The City of Fort Lauderdale and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-472.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 26° 6.354′ N, 80° 7.971′ W. Marker is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in Broward County. Marker is on SE 10th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 SE 10th Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL 33312, 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. The Stranahan House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ivy Julia Cromartie Stranahan (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oliver Building (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Lauderdale High School, 1915-1962 Home of the Flying L'S (approx. 1.2 miles away); Early 19th Century British Admiralty Anchor (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Fort Lauderdale Village (approx. 1.2 miles away); Colonial Hotel (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lauderdale.
 
Evergreen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, November 12, 2015
3. Evergreen Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 845 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on December 6, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida.   2. submitted on July 7, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on December 6, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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