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Lantana in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Evergreen Cemetery

 
 
Evergreen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
1. Evergreen Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Evergreen Cemetery was established by the Evergreen Cemetery Company in 1892 as a final resting place for local families. The cemetery’s land was purchased by M.B. Lyman, Lantana’s founder. Lyman, who is buried in the cemetery, served as the town’s first postmaster. He named the town Lantana Point because of the flowering lantana plant that grew in the area. “Point” was later dropped from the town’s name. The cemetery’s earliest marked gravestone is dated January 22, 1886. There are 18 marked gravesites in the cemetery where members of the town’s eight pioneer families are buried. Occupying unmarked graves are two crew members from the shipwreck “Inchulva,” which sank in a hurricane off Delray Beach in 1903. Several members of the African-American community were buried here during the early 20th century. The cemetery also contains the mass grave of some victims of the 1928 Hurricane. In 1952, ownership of the cemetery was transferred to the Town of Lantana and was closed to further burials.
 
Erected 2012 by The Lantana Historical Society, the Town of Lantana and the Florida Department
Evergreen Cemetery Marker and stone entry image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
2. Evergreen Cemetery Marker and stone entry
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of State. (Marker Number F-757.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is January 22, 1886.
 
Location. 26° 35.197′ N, 80° 3.513′ W. Marker is in Lantana, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of North Arnold Avenue and West Lantana Road (State Road 812), on the right when traveling north on North Arnold Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Worth FL 33462, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chapel Of The Holy Spirit (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1885-1893 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Coastal Patrol Base No. 3 (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Town Hall (approx. 2 miles away); First Schoolhouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); Palm Beach Junior College (approx. 2˝ miles away); South Lake Worth Inlet (approx. 3 miles away); Barton Memorial Park Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Evergreen Cemetery Marker and graves image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
3. Evergreen Cemetery Marker and graves
Evergreen Cemetery entry along Lantana Road image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
4. Evergreen Cemetery entry along Lantana Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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