St. Johns County
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Pinehurst Cemetery is located directly south of San Sebastian Cemetery. Both are adjacent to Evergreen Cemetery.
The Pinehurst and San Sebastian cemeteries are nestled off Pearl Street in West St. Augustine and are said to be the oldest African American cemeteries in St. Johns County, Florida. World War I vets, railroad workers, and many others were buried there at a time when African Americans had to be segregated, even in the grave. The tombstones date back at least 173 years, and although no one knows when the cemetery officially began, they just know it is very old.
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