Bradenton in Manatee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Manatee Burying Ground
This is one of the oldest organized burying grounds on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The property was deeded on May 30, 1850, and since 1892 only immediate members of families already interred here can be buried in the cemetery. The property is now owned by the City of Bradenton.
Buried in this cemetery are members of Florida pioneer families, soldiers of the Seminole Indian Wars, and of the Confederate and Union forces. Numbered among them are three members of the Florida Secession Convention-Ezekiel Glazier, James G. Cooper, and Dr. John C. Pelot, temporary Chairman of the Convention-and Brig. Gen. John Riggin, aide to General Ulysses S. Grant.
Erected 1966 by Judah P. Benjamin Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-133.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 27° 29.685′ N, 82° 32.83′ W. Marker is in Bradenton, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is at the intersection of 15th Street East and 5th Avenue East, on the right when traveling west on 15th Street Touch for map. The marker is visible from the road. But not always accessible as the cemetery gate is locked. An access key can be obtained from the Manatee Village Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bradenton FL 34208, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 1887 Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stephens House (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bassett Chapter (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida's Earliest Courthouse Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bunker Hill School (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fogarty Boat Works (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wiggins Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Florida Cracker Trail (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bradenton.
Also see . . . Pious citizen among first laid to rest in burying ground | HeraldTribune.com. (Submitted on March 22, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 5. submitted on March 22, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.