|100 North Main Street|
Postal Code: 32324
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Florida State Hospital Cemetery was final resting place for the patients of the oldest state mental hospital in Florida. Resting on 620 acres in rural north Florida, the hospital's doors opened in 1876. The graves from these earliest patients are now in a wooden, overgrown area with very few tombstones. Unless the families provided stone grave-markers, the hospital used wooden ones, which have decayed years ago. Record keeping was poor in these early years. A newer part of the cemetery was started in 1932, and documentation improved. Now the hospital is a city in itself with it own fire and police departments.
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