LaGrange Community Cemetery Historical

LaGrange Community Cemetery Historical (HM1WWI)

Location: Titusville, FL 32796 Brevard County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 38.4', W 80° 50.239'

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Established in 1869, this is the oldest cemetery on Florida's lower East coast. The oldest portion is located in the front center section, evidenced by the southeasterly positioning of the tombstones. Tom Johnson Cockshutt (1841-1917), who arrived here in 1868 and made barrels nearby, donated this parcel to be used, in part as a community cemetery. In 1869 he organized the first Protestant Church on the East Coast between New Smyrna and Key West. The community built a small log structure to serve as the first local meeting house, area schoolhouse, and church. It was located in what is now the north section of LaGrange Cemetery. LaGrange Community Church, built in 1872, stands just south of this parcel. The earliest marked grave is that of Andrew Feaster, a War of 1812 veteran, who settled here in 1865, died in 1869, and is buried in the large family plot. Gravesites of many pioneer families include Tom J. Cochshutt, founder of the church; Andrew Froscher, undertaker; Dr. B.R. Wilson, physician; William S. Norwood, who operated the first overland mail service; Mims, for whom the town of Mims was named; and Colonel Henry Titus (1823-1881), founder of Titusville.
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Brevard County Historical Commission and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 515899 N 3168112
Decimal Degrees28.64000000, -80.83731667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 38.4', W 80° 50.239'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 38' 24" N, 80° 50' 14.34" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)321, 407
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1575-1633 Old Dixie Hwy, Titusville FL 32796, US
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