GUM CREEK CEMETERY aka KING-STRICKLAND-WALKER CEMETERY aka OAK RIDGE CEMETERY

 

Located on lands owned by A.  E. Nienow, on Parcel #35-10-24-0000-0040-0000.  This cemetery lies within a fenced area adjoining OAK RIDGE CEMETERY.  At the traffic light in Interlachen, Florida, turn south on County Road 315.  Go approximately 3.2 miles to a yellow brick entrance gate, turn left and go through a pasture and subdivision.  Go .6 miles east.  Cemetery is on the hill just across Gum Creek. 

 

This is one of Putnam County’s pioneer cemeteries.  The earliest marked burial is that of John W. Strickland, who was born November 24, 1813 and died November 18, 1885.  This was the burial ground of the Walker, Strickland, and King families who settled in this area after the Civil War.

For many years this little cemetery was unfenced and completely abandoned.  Access was from the town of Interlachen by way of a winding sand road that crossed Gum Creek about half a mile north of the cemetery.  The creek crossing was a pole bridge or ford and could not be negotiated for a funeral procession except by mule and wagon.

When the cemetery was first surveyed by Putnam County Genealogical Society volunteers on April 21, 1983, it was still unfenced and abandoned.  At that time there were 26 marked burial sites, two identifiable sites with no markers, and, according to some descendants of those buried there, possibly ten to fifteen additional burial sites in the old section that have completely disappeared from view.  The last known physical survey was in April of 1995.

In the 1970s and later years, a new community has grown up near the cemetery, and in 1990 it was reactivated by some of the new inhabitants of the area, under the name of OAK RIDGE CEMETERY.  It has now been surveyed and the land cleared.  The new section is approximately three times the size of, and now encloses, the old section, i. e. GUM CREEK CEMETERY.  It is a beautiful cemetery, now with grass growing, and is enclosed by a new chain-link fence.  RODMAN QUAD.  N 29o 34.874 W 81o 52.490.  (Maintained).

Photographed June 29, 2014, and July 7, 2014.

 

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LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

COMMENTS(SIC)

SECTION

MARKER

CHADWICK

IRENE

8/16/1932

NO DATE

DOUBLE MARKER

GUM CREEK

MARKER

CHADWICK

JOHN W

11/20/1928

1/27/1993

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

GRASS

ASHLEY NICOLE

4/15/1990

4/15/1990

INFANT DAUGHTER

GUM CREEK

MARKER

HOTTINGER

HELEN F

10/31/1928

7/8/1994

MARRIED AUG 21 1944

OAK RIDGE

MARKER

HOTTINGER

WILLIAM DONOVAN

1/3/1924

6/6/1991

U S ARMY WW II

OAK RIDGE

MARKER

MARKER

KING

CHARLES H

4/1/1885

5/29/1963

FLA S2 USNR WW II

GUM CREEK

MARKER

KING

HATTIE

3/10/1879

1/13/1886

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

KING

HENRY T

1850

7/9/1898

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

KING

JAMES V

1845

5/27/1914

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

KING

LIZZIE

3/27/1883

7/16/1892

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

KING

MARY ELIZABETH ELLIS

1857

7/1942

DAVIS & SON MARKER.  (MIDDLE NAME AND DATES VIA ABSTRACTED OBITUARY DATED JULY 1942.)  [ADDITIONAL INFO, WHICH CORRECTS THE MAIDEN NAME, PROVIDED BY A GREAT-GREAT-GRANDAUGHTER.]   NEW MARKER IN PLACE AS OF JULY 7, 2012.

GUM CREEK

MARKER

KING

N A

5/4/1850

6/24/1908

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

KING

N A

5/4/1850

6/24/1908

MRS

GUM CREEK

MARKER

KING

NANNIE

5/21/1886

2/8/1888

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

KING

WILLIAM

1882

1956

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

PACK

DENNIS DEWEY

10/24/1941

4/22/1990

US MARINE CORPS, VIETNAM.

OAK RIDGE

MARKER

PACK

ELVA

11/23/1919

10/23/1997

 

OAK RIDGE

MARKER

PACK

ROSA

7/24/1921

11/28/1999

 

OAK RIDGE

MARKER

PARAMORE

COLON

2/21/1891

12/16/1891

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

QUEEN

ARTHUR

10/8/1920

12/14/2009

PDN OBITUARY.  Age 89.  Founder of The Oak Ridge Baptist Church and many of the subdivisions in West Putnam County.

OAK RIDGE

MARKER

MARKER

QUEEN

GREG ALAN

7/17/1976

6/27/2002

 

OAK RIDGE

MARKER

PHOTO

QUEEN

SARAH PACK

3/26/1918

1/23/1992

DOUBLE ABOVE GROUND CRYPT

OAK RIDGE

MARKER

MARKER

RORRER

DASSA “CHESSIE”

12/25/1915

1/9/1984

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

RORRER

GARLETTE H

4/15/1912

3/20/1989

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

STRICKLAND

CHERITY

4/4/1822

8/16/1896

MRS

GUM CREEK

MARKER

STRICKLAND

FRANCES

12/5/1852

8/27/1928

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

STRICKLAND

J J

12/10/1853

9/11/1925

OUR FATHER

GUM CREEK

MARKER

STRICKLAND

JOHN W

11/24/1813

11/18/1885

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

STRICKLAND

LARA

6/20/1866

11/24/1887

OUR MOTHER

GUM CREEK

MARKER

STRICKLAND

LOUIS

3/25/1850

11/8/1898

OUR FATHER

GUM CREEK

MARKER

STRICKLAND

SUSAN V

1/5/1882

1/13/1886

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

STRICKLAND

WILLIAM S

1881

1941

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

[BARELY VISIBLE GRAVE MOUND]

GUM CREEK

MARKER

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

[SMALL CONCRETE MARKER WITH NO NAME OR DATES ]

GUM CREEK

MARKER

WALKER

E D

12/20/1836

7/18/1915

OUR FATHER/MASONIC EMBLEM

GUM CREEK

MARKER

WALKER

L J

2/4/1904

7/20/1910

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

WALKER

MARTHA

2/1844

11/30/1924

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

WALKER

MATTIE J

1/13/1887

12/27/1888

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

WALKER

MRS W H

9/11/1880

2/27/1940

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

WALKER

W H

4/23/1875

6/19/1927

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

WALKER

W L

9/22/1899

12/8/1922

 

GUM CREEK

MARKER

WALKER

WILLIAM RANDALL

11/2/1912

12/31/1982

U S ARMY WWII

GUM CREEK

MARKER

WILLIAMSON

PAUL

12/23/1919

2/3/1984

S/SGT U S ARMY, WW II

GUM CREEK

MARKER

 

Last updated 6/18/2017

 

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