Deed Book 30 Page 572. Take Heidt Road south
off Silver Lake Drive,
turn left on Cherry Trail. This will
lead you to railroad tracks. Turn right
along road next to railroad to road to the right. Follow this road to the cell tower. There is an access road on the property
belonging to the St. Johns River Water
Management District. NO TRESPASSING signs are posted on this
property, so you should contact SJRWMD for permission to use road. Take road, by foot south to the Florida
Power and Light corridor. Property lies
approximately 1400 feet south of railroad on east section line north of and
adjoining FPL power corridor.
lies north of and adjacent to the FP&L easement on the east line of the
section (bounded on the east side by the SJRWMD lands in section 24). This is a Black (ethnic) cemetery that has
been abandoned for more than 50 years.
The gravesites are located approximately 360 feet north and 95 feet west
of the southeast corner of the property described in Deed Book 30 Page
Upon our inspection on October 27, 1999,
we found evidence of three graves. The
first was the base of a grave stone consisting of a concrete mass around a portion
of marker that has been broken off.
Next to the mass were two broken portions of concrete head stones, one
which appears to belong to the mass.
The other was a portion that was a different size, and appears to be of
a different stone. Neither portions had
any inscriptions. There was a
depression approximately three feet north of the first mass that appears to be
another grave. We found evidence of
concrete at what appears to be the head of the second grave.
Another grave was found approximately
fifteen yards north of the first two.
This grave has been dug up. It
appears to have been dug in two stages.
The first digging was done earlier and has moss growing on the sides of
the hole and on the excavated dirt pile.
The last digging was much fresher.
The shovel markings were still evident and had not been washed
away. There was a rusty shovel without a
handle lying next to the grave.
The headstone had been knocked over and
broken, but still had the inscription of “Carrie
Wiggins,” died ?? 20 1P30 (possibly intended to be
1930) [It definitely is 1930. Date verified via State Death Index. MEM-H]
There were two, what appears to be bone
fragments, lying next to the grave site.
This was reported to the Sheriff’s Department. Two deputies and an investigator came to
check the site and file a report. SATSUMA QUAD. N 29o 36.566 W 81o39.703. (Abandoned).