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St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Public Burying Ground

 
 
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By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
1. Public Burying Ground Marker
Inscription. During the yellow fever epidemic of 1821, this half-acre plot was set aside as a public cemetery. Many Protestant pioneers to the new Florida Territory are buried here. Often such burials, made at public expense, went unmarked.

The Presbyterian Church has owned and maintained the cemetery since 1832. Interments were discontinued in 1884.
 
Erected 1964 by St. Johns County Historical Commission. (Marker Number F-117.)
 
Location. 29° 53.899′ N, 81° 18.835′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is on North Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huguenot Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Old Spanish Trail Zero Milestone (within shouting distance of this marker); Safe Haven / Refugio seguro (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Augustine Civic Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Fuente de los Caños de San Francisco (within shouting distance of
Public Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
2. Public Burying Ground Marker
this marker); This Gate Opened in 1739 (within shouting distance of this marker); The City Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Wall of Defense / Una ciudad amurallada (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
3. Cemetery Today
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 412 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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