Category Archives: News

Tour Historic Tolomato Cemetery On Saturday

Historic City News readers are invited by the Tolomato Cemetery Preservation Association this Saturday for an educational and entertaining guided tour of the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida with burials starting during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763).

Details at Historic City News

Cemetery a Day in May

The folks at the Going Public blog – part of Florida’s Public Archaeology Network – are celebrating the many historic cemeteries in northeast Florida by spotlighting a different cemetery a day throughout the month of May. Quite appropriately, the first one on the list is the National Cemetery in St. Augustine.

There are a number of articles about St. Augustine National Cemetery here at GYRMC.

A Carnival of Rabbits!

The first Graveyard Rabbits Carnival has been posted at The Graveyard Rabbit!  The topic for this edition is Exceptional Finds and there are a good number of rabbits discussing this topic.  Stop by for a good read.

The topic for April is Burial Customs with submissions due by March 25th.  You can submit them via the carnival submission form or send your stories directly to Julie.

Jacksonville National Cemetery Opens Today

This morning, the first funerals were held in the newest National Cemetery located in Jacksonville, Florida.  I spoke with the program manager for the Florida National Guard’s Military Funeral Honors Program this morning who told me they were part of eight consecutive funerals held to celebrate this area’s first active military cemetery in many years.

Prior to this opening, the closest active National Cemetery has been in Bushnell – between Ocala and Tampa on the west side of the state.