Key West Cemetery

Key West Cemetery (HMLSZ)

Location: Key West, FL 33040 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 24° 33.399', W 81° 47.776'

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Key West Cemetery was founded in 1847 following a hurricane the previous year that destroyed the earlier cemetery located near present day Higgs Beach. To protect from future flooding, the 19-acre cemetery was located here on Solares Hill, the highest natural elevation in Key West. An estimated 75,000 people are interred here, divided among parcels that reflect the cultural diversity that continues to characterize the city of Key West today. The cemetery contains a historic Catholic section, Jewish section, the USS Maine Plot dedicated in 1900, and the Los Martires de Cuba, a memorial for those who fought in the 1868 Cuban revolution. In addition to these defined areas, African Americans, Cubans and Americans, rich and poor, are interred throughout. In-ground and crypt style graves range from simple concrete copings filled with soil to elaborate monuments. Plot enclosures of wrought iron, wood, or concrete were often used to mark family plots.
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HM NumberHMLSZ
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Marker NumberF-551
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Historic Florida Keys Foundation, the City of Key West, and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 2:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 419361 N 2716090
Decimal Degrees24.55665000, -81.79626667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 24° 33.399', W 81° 47.776'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds24° 33' 23.94" N, 81° 47' 46.56" W
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Area Code(s)305
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 704 Passover Ln, Key West FL 33040, US
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