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Adams and Rogers Cemeteries

 
 
Adams and Rogers Cemeteries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2016
1. Adams and Rogers Cemeteries Marker
Inscription. Adams Cemetery, once known as the Fogartyville Colored Cemetery, began in 1896 when William H. and Eliza Atzeroth Forgarty donated four acres of land to the community for use as a public cemetery. The cemetery’s earliest marker is the final resting place of Josephine P. Alston (1883-1901). In 1922, after all the cemetery lots had been sold, its trustees bought an additional four acres of land, of which a portion was set aside for those unable to purchase a burial plot. This area was referred to as the Adams Section, and it is still used occasionally for burials. Rogers Cemetery adjoins the Adams Cemetery, and was used as a burying ground for African American residents of Manatee County beginning in the mid-1800s. The cemetery is named for Garfield and Minnie L. Rogers. Garfield Rogers spearheaded the Civil Rights movement locally and was instrumental in establishing the first school for African American students in Manatee County. Recognizing the need for a final resting place for those who could not afford it, the Rogers family donated or sold burial sites to persons of limited means up to 1967. In 1988, both cemeteries came under the care of Manatee County as abandoned cemeteries.
 
Erected 2013 by Manatee County Government and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-786.)
Adams and Rogers Cemeteries Marker looking north into cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2016
2. Adams and Rogers Cemeteries Marker looking north into cemetery

 
Location. 27° 30.1′ N, 82° 36.234′ W. Marker is in Bradenton, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 3rd Avenue Northwest and 43rd Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker and cemeteries are located down a short lane north of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Bradenton FL 34209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palma Sola (approx. one mile away); Former Town of Fogartyville/Former Town of Wilhelmsenburg (approx. one mile away); 9th Avenue West Bridge (approx. 1½ miles away); The 'Old' Palmetto Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Carnegie Library (approx. 1.8 miles away); Palmetto (approx. 1.9 miles away); Snead Island / Seventh Day Adventist School (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bradenton.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 126 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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