Micanopy Historic Cemetery

A visit to Micanopy is a step back in time. Located away from any of Florida’s major tourist destinations, it’s a delightful escape from the crowds. Actually, you may already be familiar with this little town. A Micanopy home played a central role in the movie, Doc Hollywood. Located between Gainesville and Ocala, Micanopy is the first truly American town settled in territorial Florida’s interior. It was also home to one of my Henry ancestors in those pioneer days before the Civil War.

Photo of graves at Micanopy's Historic Cemeter.

Live oaks shade the graves at Micanopy’s Historic Cemetery. Photo from the author’s collection at Flickr.

The earliest known graves date back to 1826. The Micanopy Cemetery Association has managed it since 1905. Although there are still vacant plots available in the cemetery, new burials are limited to Micanopy residents.

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