Pinewood (Cocoplum) Cemetery

Pinewood (Cocoplum) Cemetery (HM1KGE)

Location: Coral Gables, FL 33143 Miami-Dade County
Country: United States of America

N 25° 42.208', W 80° 16.117'

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Pinewood (Cocoplum) Cemetery is the oldest designated cemetery in the Miami area and one of the oldest Coral Gables Historical sites. Adam and Rosa Richards deeded one acre of land on May 13, 1897 for 10 dollars to Wilson A Larkins, Arthur F. Lang and Arthur E Kingsley as Trustees. In 1908, Harley Staudt sold three more acres. Originally known as Cocoa Plumb, its name alternated between Pineywoods, Cocoplum, and then Pinewood. The cemetery includes 268 plots, driveways and a large oval in the center. One of the earliest documented burials was Walter F. Pickford, a local sawmill owner, who was buried in Cocoa Plumb on April 12, 1898. Burials continued until the 1940s. As descendants of those buried at Pinewood moved away, the cemetery became overgrown and vandalized. In 1983, local citizens and civic groups began restoring the cemetery. The City of Coral Gables created an advisory board and allocated funds for the restoration project. These efforts helped return the cemetery to a place of beauty and dignity.
Marker NumberF-470
Year Placed2003
Placed ByCharles N. and Eleanor Knight Leigh Foundation, the City of Coral Gables, and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 573379 N 2843048
Decimal Degrees25.70346667, -80.26861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 42.208', W 80° 16.117'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 42' 12.48" N, 80° 16' 7.02" W
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Area Code(s)305, 786
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7299-7399 Erwin Rd, Coral Gables FL 33143, US
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