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Photo of Jehu Cemetery
The Jehu Cemetery is named after Jehu Richards, a young boy who survived an Indian massacre in 1818.

One day in 1818, while the men were away, Indians came into the small community and killed Stephen's wife and all but two of his children. A boy named Jehu and a young girl were later found hiding in the swamps, one at a spot near the cemetery and one at a spot called Jehu's Landing.

Information can be obtained from Wewahitchka library.

The Jehu Cemetery has a number of massive headstones carved as tree trucks, marking the spots where members of Woodmen of the World are buried. Back in the late 1800s the timber and turpentine businesses were the lifeblood of the community.


Added by: Cynde
8/11/2007

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