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Near Havana in Gadsden County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Vickers Cemetery

 
 
Vickers Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 12, 2017
1. Vickers Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The earliest families in this private cemetery are those of Joshua and Martha Vickers and Bryant and Frances Vickers. It is believed that the first burial was in 1845. The oldest remaining marker is that of Rite Sanders, who died in 1866.

The first burials were along the western and southern edges of the old cemetery section. Faint depressions in the ground are all that is left. The first markers were wooden and were gone by the early 1900s. In early days, cedar trees and massive oaks were prominent and the families had cemetery cleaning days to rake and burn leaves. They would spread a quilt on the ground, eat dinner and visit. Today, the descendants of these families have an annual reunion and dinner on the grounds.

Ezekiel Vickers, a veteran of the Texas War of Independence in 1836 and the Florida Indian War of 1838, is buried here, along with his brothers: Alfred Vickers, Indian War 1836-37; and Simeon Vickers, Indian War 1836, 1839-1840. Walter Walsh, husband of Sarah Vickers, was in the Indian War of 1839-1840. Jordan Vickers, along with his father, Bryant, signed the Memorial to Congress petitioning for the Territory of Florida to become a state in the Union.

At some time, the cemetery property left the Vickers family, and on June 9, 1905, the current owners, Eli M. and Mattie Sanders, deeded the
Vickers Cemetery Marker and surrounding cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 12, 2017
2. Vickers Cemetery Marker and surrounding cemetery
"Vickers Graveyard" to Don A. Vickers and Walter Walsh (the junior), as Trustees "for their children and their children's children down through the coming generations." This cemetery has been maintained by descendants of these families for 165 years.
 
Erected 2010 by The Board of Trustees Bobby Ray Durden, Venice Walsh, Douglas Walsh, Donna Warlick, Dale Joiner, Angela Cassidy, Casey Smith.
 
Location. 30° 39.018′ N, 84° 23.131′ W. Marker is near Havana, Florida, in Gadsden County. Marker is on Fairbanks Ferry Road (County Road 12) 1 miles west of Concord-Bainbridge Road (County Road 157), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Havana FL 32333, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gragg Lumber Company (approx. 6 miles away in Georgia); Amsterdam, Georgia / Shade Grown Tobacco (approx. 6 miles away in Georgia); Attapulgus Presbyterian Cemetery (approx. 8.8 miles away in Georgia); Attapulgus Cemetery Inc. (approx. 8.8 miles away in Georgia); Attapulgus High School (approx. 8.9 miles away in Georgia); Attapulgus (approx. 9 miles away in Georgia); Attapulgite / Fullers Earth (approx. 9.1 miles away in Georgia); Birthplace of Jackie Robinson (approx. 11.1 miles away in Georgia).
 
Also see . . .  Vickers Cemetery. (Submitted on December 1, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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