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Oaklawn and St. Louis Cemetery

 
 
Oaklawn and St. Louis Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 24, 2019
1. Oaklawn and St. Louis Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This hallowed ground, set aside as a town burial site in 1850 for rich and poor, whites and slaves alike, is the resting place for many of Tampa's founding fathers, mayors, and county officers.

This cemetery serves as the resting place for a governor of Florida, two Supreme Court Judges, framers of all five Florida Constitutions 1839-1885, and soldiers of seven wars including the Second Seminole War, Mexican War, Billy Bowlegs Indian War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II.

Oaklawn Cemetery and St Louis Catholic Cemetery were two separate cemeteries until the boundary fence was removed in the mid-1950s. Today they are cooperatively maintained by the City of Tampa, the Diocese of St. Petersburg, and the Tampa Historical Society. This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
 
Erected 2019 by The City of Tampa and the Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council.
 
Location. 27° 57.254′ N, 82° 27.473′ W. Marker

Oaklawn and St. Louis Cemetery Marker at entrance to cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon
2. Oaklawn and St. Louis Cemetery Marker at entrance to cemetery
is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on North Morgan Street 0.1 miles north of East Harrison Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oaklawn Cemetery (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Kennedy (a few steps from this marker); Victims of the Yellow Fever (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate States Soldiers and Sailors (within shouting distance of this marker); 29 Sea Captains and Mariners (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Harlem Academy/School #2 (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Sagamore (within shouting distance of this marker); Tampa Native Americans (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
Regarding Oaklawn and St. Louis Cemetery. This marker replaces the 'Oaklawn Cemetery' marker.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion
 
Oaklawn and St. Louis Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon
3. Oaklawn and St. Louis Cemetery
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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