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Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Miami City Cemetery

 
 
Miami City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, October 19, 2014
1. Miami City Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1897 Mrs. Mary Brickell sold this 10-acre “rocky wasteland” to the City of Miami for $750. It was a half mile north of the city limits on a narrow wagon county trail. The first burial, not recorded, was of an elderly black man on 14 July 1897. The first recorded burial was H. Graham Branscomb, a 23-year-old Englishman on 20 July 1897. From its inception it was subdivided with "whites on the east end and the colored population on the west end." In 1915 the Beth David congregation began a Jewish section. Two other sections are the circles: the first, Julia Tuttle, the “Mother of Miami” buried in 1898; the second, a memorial to the Confederate Dead erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Ther are 66 Confederate and 27 Union veterans buried there. Other sections include a Catholic section, American Legion, Spanish American War, and two military sections along the north and south fence lines. Among the 9,000 burials are pioneer families such as the Burdines, Peacocks, Sewells, Gilberts and Dr. James Jackson. The five oolitic limestone markers are the only know worldwide. Restoration was led by Enid Pinkney and Penny Lambeth of the African-American Committee of Dade Heritage Trust and TREEmendous Miami.
 
Erected 2013 by Sons of Confederate Veterans, Dade Heritage
Miami City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, October 19, 2014
2. Miami City Cemetery Marker
Trust, Commissioners Regalado, Winton and Teele, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-788.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 25° 47.605′ N, 80° 11.582′ W. Marker is in Miami, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Northeast 2nd Avenue and Northeast 18th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is inside the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 NE 2nd Ave, Miami FL 33132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Art Deco Tower (approx. half a mile away); The Tower of Snow (approx. one mile away); Tequesta (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gesu Catholic Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Menendez on Biscayne Bay (approx. 1.2 miles away); Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 (was approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Lummus Park Historic District (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Dallas and the William F. English Plantation Slave Quarters (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami.
 
Also see . . .
1. Friends of the Historic Miami City Cemetery (Facebook)
Tombstone of the Peacock Family image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, October 19, 2014
3. Tombstone of the Peacock Family
. Friends of the Historic Miami City Cemetery have been restoring the cemetery for 16 years. (Submitted on October 19, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.) 

2. Hidden City blog. Mark Kevin Hall describes the Halloween tour of Miami City Cemetery with photos. (Submitted on October 19, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Soldiers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, October 19, 2014
4. Confederate Soldiers Memorial
Jewish Section image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, October 19, 2014
5. Jewish Section
Jewish Section Gate image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, October 19, 2014
6. Jewish Section Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 19, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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