Old City Cemetery (Jacksonville, Florida)
The Old City Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida was established in 1852 as Jacksonville's main burial ground. After the American Civil War the cemetery later interred many Confederate veterans. Being that the cemetery is over 160 years old the Jacksonville Historic Landmarks Commission has deemed it as a historic landmark of Jacksonville. The United Daughters of the Confederacy improved the cemetery by placing a historical plaque for the cemetery in 1949 and then a wall at the entrance of the cemetery in 1954.
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The entrance to Old City Cemetery
- John F. Young, translator of the hymn Silent Night
- Francis P. Fleming, 15th Governor of Florida
- [[Laura Adorkor Kofi|Princess Laura Adorkor "Mother Kofi" - A native of , Prient and founder of "The African Church." She was assassinated on the pulpit in 1928.
- Joseph Finnegan, Confederate general
- Alexander Darnes, the first African-American physician in Jacksonville and the second in Florida
- Byron Kilbourn, co-founder of the City of Milwaukee
- Alice Nunn, actor
- Jacob Brock, steamboat captain
Decay and vandalismEdit
Despite being one of the oldest and most historical cemeteries in Jacksonville it has been neglected and in decay. Due to the increased downtown urbanization around the cemetery and poor security it has endured vandalism over the years. Some gravestones have been damaged or simply toppled over in certain areas of the cemetery.
- "A Walk Through History: Old City Cemetery". metrojacksonville.com. Metro Jacksonville. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
- "Old City Cemetery". flpublicarchaeology.org. Florida Public Archaeology Network. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
- Scanlan, Dan. "Jacksonville's historic Old City Cemetery vandalized". jacksonville.com. Florida Times-Union. Retrieved September 25, 2014.