Evergreen Cemetery (Jacksonville, Florida) Article

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Evergreen Cemetery
Jax FL Evergreen Cem entr01.jpg
The entrance to Evergreen Cemetery
Location Jacksonville, Florida
Built1880

Evergreen Cemetery is a historic cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 8, 2011. It is located at 4535 North Main Street. [1] [2] [3] [4]

History

In 1880 organizers of Evergreen Cemetery conceived of establishing a centrally located cemetery in Jacksonville. J. J. Daniel and directors of Evergreen purchased 200 acres of land for their project at $25 an acre. The first burial at Evergreen Cemetery took place on April 8, 1881 for Margaret Jamison. An on-site raildroad depot was built in the cemetery for better access to visitors via the Jacksonville-Fernandina Railroad. A section of the cemetery was established in 1885 for those who died during the Yellow fever epidemic in Jacksonville. At the turn of the 20th century Evergreen became a non-profit association. First Board President Arthur G. Cummer and the board purchased an additional 22 acres from nearby Woodlawn Cemetery. The City of Jacksonville ceded back its pauper cemetery to Evergreen north of the cemetery. In 1969 an on-site business office was built near the entrance to the cemetery. [5] [6]

Notable burials

See also

References

  1. ^ "History & Growth of Evergreen". evergreenjax.com. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Evergreen Cemetery". findagrave.com. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Evergreen Cemetery". metrojacsonville.com. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  4. ^ johnson, hillary. "evergreen cemetery". eujacksonville.com. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  5. ^ "History". evergreenjax.com. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  6. ^ Johnson, Hilary. "evergreen cemetery". eujacksonville.com. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2017.