“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Port Richey in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Pine Hill Cemetery

Pine Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 15, 2013
1. Pine Hill Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This burial ground was established in 1916 by ladies of the New Port Richey Civic Club in a 2.2 acre site donated by George R. Sims. The first interment was that of Clifford E. Freels in 1917.

On September 26, 1917, the Pine Hill Cemetery Association was chartered to sell and maintain burial plots. Charter members were: Minnie Broesma, Lonnie Clark, Alice Davis, Jennie Leach, Emma Rowan and Nettie Sheldon.

Fred "Dutch" Casper, a caretaker, opened and closed the graves during the early years. On May 15, 1926, the cemetery was deeded to the City of New Port Richey. The city, with the help of family members, now maintains this historic place.

Members of many pioneer families are buried here as is Medal of Honor recipient James W. Huff, a veteran of the Indian Wars. Others include veterans from the Grand Army of the Republic, the Spanish American War, World Wars I and II and the Korean Conflict. The graves of veterans in the Veterans' section and throughout the cemetery, are maintained by Paradise Post No. 79 of the American Legion, founded in 1927.
Erected 2002 by Pasco Board of County Comissioners and the Pasco County Historical Preservation Committee.
Location. 28° 16.421′ N, 82° 42.723′ W. Marker is in New Port Richey, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Hill Road and Oakleaf Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Pine Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Richey FL 34668, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oelsner Mound (approx. 1.3 miles away); Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sims Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Green Key (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old Elfers School (approx. 3.8 miles away); Elfers (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Baker House (approx. 4˝ miles away); West Elfers Cemetery (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Port Richey.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 27, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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