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Palmetto in Manatee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The ‘Old’ Palmetto Cemetery

 
 
The 'Old' Palmetto Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2016
1. The 'Old' Palmetto Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The 'old' Palmetto Cemetery was established prior to 1888 and was used until 1910. The cemetery comprises one acre of land donated by Samuel Sparks Lamb, recognized founder of Palmetto. It is known as the Yellow Fever Cemetery because of the internment of victims (some original settlers) of the epidemic of 1888. There are 44 original marked grave sites located here, and an unknown number of unmarked graves. The graveyard was renovated in 1984 through the efforts of the Palmetto Historical Commission and the City of Palmetto.
 
Erected 1986 by The Palmetto Historical Commission, Inc.
 
Location. 27° 30.912′ N, 82° 34.859′ W. Marker is in Palmetto, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street West and 14th Avenue West, on the right when traveling west on 5th Street West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palmetto FL 34221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palmetto Baptist Church/Dr. M.B. Harrison (approx. mile away); The Plymouth (approx. 0.3 miles away); Palmetto (approx. 0.4 miles away); Former Town of Fogartyville/Former Town of Wilhelmsenburg
The 'Old' Palmetto Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2016
2. The 'Old' Palmetto Cemetery Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Florida Highway Patrol School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bealls Centennial (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Carnegie Library (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmetto.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
The 'Old' Palmetto Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2016
3. The 'Old' Palmetto Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 150 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 18, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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