Hillsborough County Historical Cemetery For All People Historical

Hillsborough County Historical Cemetery For All People Historical (HM1X1X)

Location: Tampa, FL 33610 Hillsborough County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 0.051', W 82° 26.08'

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5901 North 22nd Street

Florida's constitution requires the following: "Counties shall provide for inhabitants who by reason of age, infirmity or misfortune may have claims upon the aid and sympathy of society." Hence, in 1905, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners approved the purchase of a 128-acre farm for the sum of $12,500 to be developed for a county farm, cemetery, hospital, and tuberculous (TB) sanatorium. In 1906, J.L. Reed was contracted for the burial of paupers in "Potter's Field"-a one-acre plot reserved for the cemetery. Indigent or unknown persons were buried in this cemetery using stone markers. Each marker was inscribed with only a number, to track the identity of the deceased. The list of burials was maintained by the County Department of Public Assistance and the County Medical Examiner's office. It is believed that as many as 839 Hillsborough County residents were buried at the cemetery. Due to a fire, there are no present records of the grave site plot plans. However, a list of names and death dates remains on file.
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HM NumberHM1X1X
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Year Placed2015
Placed ByHillsborough County Historical Commission and the Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 358932 N 3098125
Decimal Degrees28.00085000, -82.43466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 0.051', W 82° 26.08'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 0' 3.06" N, 82° 26' 4.8" W
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Area Code(s)813
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5901-5997 N 22nd St, Tampa FL 33610, US
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