Oriole Cemetery

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Oriole Cemetery

Hernando County, Florida, USA
Memorials 17 added (71% photographed)

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N 28° 32.358 W 082° 13.000

R30 S22 R21E

INACTIVE; W296' OF N296' OF N1/2 OF SE1/4 OF NE1/4 DB4PG417MAP190

***Park at the trailhead, N 28° 31.603 / W 082° 13.120 and head east down the hiking trail. At the crossroads, (marked with twin orange blazes), head north. As you approach ground zero, you'll see a gate to your west. Enter through the gate. Your total hike will be about 3 miles, mostly shaded.*****

Somestimes mis-identified as Giddens Cemetery, which see.

There are actually 2 locations that go by the name of Giddens Homestead .
The Other one is in Ridge Manor (Smith Park) and this one is really Oriole lake Cemetery in the Withlacochee State Forest.

This cemetery is located in rural eastern Hernando County in the Withlacoochee State Forest off Croom-Rital Road. This is one of the oldest cemeteries in the county and contains graves of descendants of the county's pioneers.

At east 15 unmarked gravesides.

The original deed to the cemetery reads: Between Charles Giddens and Sally Giddens, his wife and Seth H. Giddens, Issac N. Talley, J. Frank Hall, Isaac Giddens and Mason Noble the lot hereto be used for burial purposes, lying southward from my house and more particulary described as follows, to wit-to be held in trust by said parties of the second part, and their successors, as a burial ground and for purposes of burial only.-- the said parties of the second part having authority, in case of the death or resignation of any one of their number--such choice, the said parties of the second party to hold and exercise all rights usually belonging to trustees,-fence and care for said lot, to grant permission for burial therein, to assign place and location for such burial, etc.etc. containing one acre. To have and to hold said land and premises, with the appurtenances, to said parties of the second part and their successors forever. Signed on the 6th day of October 1890.

Oriole was a town in Hernando Co. It was alongside a lake by the same name and was 1 1/4 miles from the Withlacoohee River. It was settled in 1884 by J.A. Clarkson Jr. Those residing there were white. Population 100 people. It became a ghost town in the late 1800's.


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GPS Coordinates: 28.55063, -82.21674

  • Added: 12 Jul 2012
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