NORWALK CEMETERY

 

Owned by Putnam County. Parcel #30-12-26-0000-0310-0000 (MB 1 P 84). Located at 145 Cemetery Road. Take SR 19 approximately 4 miles south of the Barge Canal Bridge to Cemetery Road on the left. Turn left and go approximately mile. Cemetery is on the right. It has been vandalized in the past. The County has erected a chain link fence around the perimeter. Here is a picture of the gate.

 

The old Norwalk community was settled by people from Maine and New York in 1876. At one time more than 250 people lived in the district. It was situated near the St. Johns River upstream from Palatka, with which there was twice daily communication by steamer. Within Norwalk were two churches, a good public school, two sawmills, a tannery, wagon shop, harness shop, two blacksmiths and a post office.

 

This community was established as a farming community (citrus groves and pine timberland). The groves were frozen out in the great freezes of 1894-95 and the depletion of the virgin reserve stands of yellow pine timber more than anything contributed to the demise of the community. By 1919 only a handful of people remained. WELAKA QUAD N 29o 25.334 W 81o 43.774. (Maintained/Neglected).

 

Photographed April 25, 2010 by Mary E. Murphy

 

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LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

COMMENTS (SIC)

MARKER

ANDREWS

J. K.

 

6/6/1886

AGE 58 YEARS.  SINGLE STONE WITH BOTH J K ANDREWS AND EMILY ANDREWS CROUCH ON STONE.  ENCLOSED IN IRON FENCE WITH GATE MARKED 'CROUCH'.

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ANDREWS

EMILY A.

 

11/16/1881

WIFE OF GEORGE COUCH.  SINGLE STONE WITH BOTH J K ANDREWS AND EMILY ANDREWS CROUCH ON STONE.  ENCLOSED IN IRON FENCE WITH GATE MARKED 'CROUCH'.

MARKER

BANCROFT

WILLARD A.

1822

1890

B. MONTAGUE, MASS

MARKER

BANCROFT ?

 

 

 

WOODEN-POST HEAD MARKER BESIDE WILLARD A BANCROFT.  (I found no sign of this wooden marker, 4/25/2010.)

MARKER

BARD

BLANCHE

1/29/1861

9/24/1906

WIFE OF HENRY H BARD.    INFORMATION FROM EARLIER SURVEY.  STONE NOW MISSING.  (That information came from the 1999 visit by the Cemetery Task Force.  On my visit, 4/25/2010, I found a small footstone marked 'B. B'--possibly standing for Blanche Bard?)

MARKER

BARD

CHARLIE

1877

1898

 

MARKER

BARD

COL. R. W.

1836

1902

 

MARKER

BARD JR

ROBERT W

1876

1880

 

MARKER

BAXTER

MARY A.

1/3/1832

1/22/1881

 

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MARKER

BEASLEY

M. J.

9/18/1847

5/17/1897

WIFE OF J H BEASLEY (FENCED AT ONE TIME)

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CHASE

LILLIAN MAY

 

4/5/1884

AGE 4 YEARS ONLY DAUGHTER OF J S AND M A CHASE.  ENCLOSED IN AN IRON FENCE.

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CARRILL

MARY A.

2/8/1853

6/19/1883

WIFE OF ED CARRILL

MARKER

COUCH

GEORGE?

 

 

WIFE IS HERE.  COULD HE BE?

MARKER

MARKER

HARSHMAN

LOUIS F.

5/17/1884

6/1/1884

DEATH DATE IS A 'BEST GUESS'.

MARKER

HARSHMAN

LUCY A.

4/22/1862

6/2/1884

 

MARKER

JONES

FREDERICK C.

3/14/1915

12/10/1915

 

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MORGAN

D. L.

?

?

NO STONE; INFORMATION FROM EARLIER SURVEY.  D L MORGAN ONCE NORWALK POSTMASTER.  PHOTOGRAPH IS OF THE FENCE ENCLOSING THE PLOT.  NAME IS ON THE GATE.

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RODGERS

GEORGE MOORE

 

11/30/1881

GRAVE FACES NORTH

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VARN

MRS SARAH J.

11/22/1875

9/18/1890

 

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WELLS

MRS MARY E.

1/28/1877

4/22/1898

 MONUMENT IS BROKEN.  DEATH DATE ALMOST UNREADABLE.  STONE CURRENTLY PROPPED NEXT TO BASE STONE.

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WILMOT

MARGARET W.

 

1909

AGE 3 WEEKS

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County Directory 1919

Norwalk

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF NAMES

(*Denotes Colored.)

 

*

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

SPOUSE

OCCUPATION

*

BLAKELY

JOSHUA

 

LABORER

*

COLONIUS

JOHN

 

LABORER

 

JONES

GABLE

BERTHA

FARMER

 

JOYNER

JOSEPH

 

FARMER

 

McCOY

ARTHUR

 

LABORER

*

McMILLAN

GRANT

NELLIE

LABORER

*

NELSON

GEORGE

 

LABORER

*

NELSON

JOHN T

IDA

FRUIT GROWER

 

RAUGH

JOSEPH

MARY

FARMER

 

RYLES

HUGH

 

LABORER

 

RYLES

J V

 

FARMER

 

This list is provided as a courtesy to researchers. It's inclusion in no way implies that the people listed as living in the Norwalk area in 1919, were in fact buried in the area. They may have moved elsewhere since the publication of the directory.

  

Last updated: 7/24/2017

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