Dade City Cemetery

Dade City Cemetery (HM6QV)

Location: Dade City, FL 33525 Pasco County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 22.135', W 82° 11.074'

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Oak Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery were established here in the early 1870s by Rev. R. E. Bell. Church minutes of 1877 describe the location as "Oak Grove, Florida." By 1886 it was referred to as "Dade City Baptist Church." In the early 1890s the congregation transferred to other local churches. The pulpit Bible was donated to Withlacoochee Baptist Church and the pulpit, pews and other furnishings "given to poor churches." The building was abandoned but the land continued to be used as a cemetery. On December 7, 1901, W.C. and J.R. Sumner, as trustees of Oak Grove Baptist Church, conveyed the church and cemetery to the Town Council of Dade City. Three weeks later, the African Methodist Episcopal Church deeded adjoining property. As Dade City's municipal cemetery, it was enlarged several times in later years. Burials date from the early 1870s and include many prominent local pioneers. The earliest graves lie near the northwest corner, adjoining the church site.
HM NumberHM6QV
Year Placed1996
Placed ByPasco Board of County Commissioners and The Historical Preservation Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 3:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 383924 N 3138640
Decimal Degrees28.36891667, -82.18456667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 22.135', W 82° 11.074'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 22' 8.10" N, 82° 11' 4.44" W
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Area Code(s)352
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13-27 Railroad St, Dade City FL 33525, US
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