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Charlotte Harbor in Charlotte County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hickory Bluff Cemetery

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, October 1, 2018
1. Hickory Bluff Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Hickory Bluff Cemetery was established in the late 1800s, adjacent to land purchased on June 2, 1884 by July Roberts, an early African-American settler. Initial burials began following the Civil War when freed African-Americans settled in the area and engaged in farming and fishing. William Curry, an early white landowner added to the original plot and recorded a “colored cemetery” already in existence. Burial records prior to 1908 are undocumented; however, the last cemetery caretaker recorded fourteen known burials between the years 1908 and the final interment in 1947. The cemetery is now owned and maintained by Charlotte County.
 
Erected 2016 by Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners.
 
Location. 26° 58.278′ N, 82° 2.864′ W. Marker is in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, in Charlotte County. Marker is on Rowland Drive 0.1 miles north of Harbor View Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Punta Gorda FL 33980, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hickory Bluff Pioneers (approx. 1.3
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By Tim Fillmon, October 1, 2018
2. Hickory Bluff Cemetery
miles away); Charlotte Harbor Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Hotel Punta Gorda (approx. 2 miles away); Juan Ponce de Leon (approx. 5.2 miles away); First White Man Dies in America (approx. 5.2 miles away); Fort Ogden (approx. 9.6 miles away); Little Salt Spring (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte Harbor.
 
Also see . . .  Hickory Bluff Cemetery. (Submitted on January 6, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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