Craig Swamp Cemetery

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Craig Swamp Cemetery

Also known as Philips Cemetery

Location
St Augustine Road
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Memorials 184 added (39% photographed)

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This cemetery is located on the Southside of Jacksonville. After crossing the St Johns River, take US #1 or Philips Highway south. From Philips Highway, take St. Augustine Road, cross the railroad tracks and the cemetery will be on the left. The cemetery is located on St Augustine Road, between Philips Highway and Emerson Street. Parking is limited and difficult. It is about ten miles north of the community of Bayard which is located on US #1. This cemetery was part of a land grant made to William Hendricks in 1797, confirmed to his son, Isaac Hendricks and later inherited by Isaac's daughter, Martha Ann. She married Albert Gallatin Philips, Sheriff of Duval County from 7 February 1833 to 1838. Sometime prior to 1844 they gave this piece of land for a site of a Methodist Church, a school and a cemetery. It is believed to be the first Methodist Church in the Jacksonville area on the south bank of the St. John's River. The church was in great need of repairs, thus the church services were discontinued after the Civil War. The cemetery was a free community cemetery. Many of the old markers were made of cedar.

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GPS Coordinates: 30.29563, -81.6427

  • Added: 4 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1997683