Part of parcel # 10-10-24-0000-0190-0000, belonging to the Mason Chapel Baptist Church, P. O Box 38, Interlachen FL, 32148.  The physical address of the property is at 122 Mason Road, Interlachen, FL, and lies directly behind the shopping center that contains Hitchcock’s Food Store, Ace Hardware, and other businesses, and to the right of the Interlachen High School property, notably their Field and Track area.


This appears to be a completely unknown cemetery either to the 1999 Cemetery Task Force, or myself, and most likely the stalwart citizens who surveyed cemeteries in 1976 as part of the Bicentennial Project, which is on file in the Palatka Library.  This Project has utilized almost all of the information existing in those files.  I had thought that this cemetery might be listed under another name in the Index Page, but that appears to not be the case.


I learned of this cemetery when attending a meeting of the Putnam County Genealogical Society, June 2, 2011, for which the program was a presentation on improvements to the historic Sister Spring Cemetery nearby.  [I must get permission from the presenters before I will give their names.]  But the lady spoke of another cemetery belonging to her church, Mason Chapel Baptist, that had been vandalized when gas lines were laid, which uprooted and destroyed many of the existing markers.  She also stated that some of the elders in her family, who knew where people were buried, and who they were—and kept notes—had passed on, and as happens so often, those records are missing, and probably destroyed.


Saturday, June 4, 2011, I have an appointment with this lady to go and see the cemetery and photograph and study what I can.


Last updated 6/2/2011


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