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Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old City Cemetery

 
 
Old City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
1. Old City Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The present boundaries of the Old City Cemetery were established by the Florida Territorial Council in 1829. Many pioneers and their slaves are buried here, although some early Tallahasseans were buried several hundred feet east of this site. The cemetery also contains graves of Confederate and Federal troops (white and Negro), some of the fatalities from the Battle of Natural Bridge, 1865, which marked the end of the ill-fated Northern attempt to seize the capital during the War Between the States.
 
Erected 1963 by the Florida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials in Cooperation With Anna Jackson Chapter UDC No. 224 Susan Bradford Eppes Chapter C of C No. 26. (Marker Number F-106.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 30° 26.517′ N, 84° 17.145′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker is at the intersection of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West Park Avenue, on the left when traveling north on North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Tallahassee FL 32301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Graves of Unknown Confederate troops from the Civil War image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
2. Graves of Unknown Confederate troops from the Civil War
"In this section lie an unknown number of Confederate dead; known but to God."
are within walking distance of this marker. Major General David Lang (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prince And Princess Murat (about 700 feet away); Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lewis Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away); Leon County's American Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Florida State University Campus (approx. 0.3 miles away); Florida Sri Chinmoy Peace State (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Also see . . .  City of Tallahassee story on the Old Cemetery. (Submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Old City Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
3. Old City Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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