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Near Wesley Chapel in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Holton Cemetery

Holton Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, February 1, 2014
1. Holton Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Donated by Julia Elizabeth Holton Benner in the 1880's, the cemetery's two acres were deeded to the Holton Cemetery Association by Mark H. and S. Louise Holton, on June 5, 1905 without benefit of a survey. When the adjacent property sold in 1961, it was discovered the deeded property was next to Holton Lake, instead of the hill overlooking it. The purchasers, J.E. and Alpha Cloughley, graciously consented to swapping parcels and the appropriate deeds were recorded.

The first Board of Trustees was comprised of Mark H. Holton, E.F. Ellis, and J.E. Branch. The current members are Michael C. Boyette, Wayne Carr, Pamela Christensen, Lorene Connell, Gary Cooper, Evelyn Mann, and James W. (Bill) McKendree. All are descendants of the pioneer families buried here and most are related to one another, often through more than one line.

Besides pioneers, buried here are veterans of the "Knights Company Florida Volunteers Indian War", the Third Seminole War of the 1850s and both sides of the War Between the States. The earliest marked grave is that of James B. Wilson (1834-1883), however there are several old stones worn away or never
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engraved. Pioneer descendant Esther Burnside Boyette recalls several wooden markers, since rotted away, which may represent the oldest graves.
Erected by Pasco County Board of County Commissioners and Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce and Pasco County Historical Preservation Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 28° 17.267′ N, 82° 19.343′ W. Marker is near Wesley Chapel, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is on McKendree Road, 1.3 miles north of Overpass Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9004 McKendree Road, Wesley Chapel FL 33545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wesley Chapel (approx. 3.3 miles away); Double Branch Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); St. Anthony of Padua Church (approx. 4˝ miles away); St. Anthony School (approx. 4˝ miles away); Joseph J. "Joe" Herrmann 1912-2002/Edward J. "Eddie" Herrmann 1936-2017 (approx. 4˝ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4˝ miles away); City of San Antonio, Florida (approx. 4˝ miles away); Prospect Community (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wesley Chapel.
Holton Cemetery Marker and cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, February 1, 2014
2. Holton Cemetery Marker and cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 657 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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