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Interesting history of the community

I love going through historic cemeteries. The art work and poetry on the headstones are... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2018
gingersnaps527
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Roseburg, Oregon
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Beautiful and Peaceful

I have always found cemeteries interesting. This one with it's segregation and history is amazing... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Sharon H
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

I love going through historic cemeteries. The art work and poetry on the headstones are fascinating. You can spend a few hours here. Unfortunately, it was a cold day and we spent an hour. I plan to come back.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I have always found cemeteries interesting. This one with it's segregation and history is amazing. Lots of shade from trees and places to rest and reflect, make this an easy and peaceful hike. We incorporated the cemetary into an entire day of different hikes around...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sharon H
Reviewed July 5, 2018

A really fascinating, large cemetery located on a hill overlooking Jacksonville. Such a pleasant, quiet stroll among gravesites dating back to the founding of Jacksonville. So much history to see here and in such a lovely setting! Allow plenty of time to vsit. (But pay...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank OregonJan2013
Reviewed November 11, 2017

First of all - of you are from out of town - or from an area lacking visual history - bring your children here. They can learn a lot from the headstones.to the layout of the cemetery itself. Catholic, Jewish, Masonic...all have their own demarcation....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank piratejani
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

This was my 3rd or 4th time visiting this cemetery. I am enthralled with this place. The history, the detail, the texture. This was my first time doing the free audio tour on the Jacksonville website. Highly recommend it!!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

This is an interesting, peaceful cemetery just outside of town. You can drive right into it, and walk around, looking at the graves in the various sections (e.g., Jews, Catholics, Freemasons, Redmen [these were not Native Americans]). There are informational signs in each section, which...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MaineGuy777
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

This cemetery gives a snapshot of American history. There are graves alluding to the part Americans played in the war with the native Americans with stones saying 'killed by Indians'.There are signposts to 'paupers' i.e. to graves with no stones but to one communal stone....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank joannathepiano
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

We visit the cemetery whenever we come to Jacksonville, probably 7-8 times so far. It's large, tree-shaded, and very peaceful. We love searching out the oldest tombstones, and are saddened by the number of families who lost multiple children during times of sickness. Many wars...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank kathydC3838UJ
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Our visit was rather spell binding; a quiet reflection of lives lost and many from the 19th C.! Many of the oldest stones were meticulously maintained so the names and dates were legible. The experience taunts your imagination, wondering the identities of these early families...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank HomieG
Reviewed August 17, 2017

We visited this cemetery while attending the Britt festival. We spent several hours wandering the place. Very interesting and historic, probably the most interesting cemetery we've ever visited. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: July 2017
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