Cementerio Americano

  • Nueva Gerona, Isla de la Juventud Municipality, Cuba
    Latitude: 21.84503, Longitude: -82.74087
  • 40 Memorials added (3% photographed)

From the late 19th century until the 1950s, Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth; known before the Cuban Revolution as the Isla de Pinos or Isle of Pines) experienced a steadily growing U.S. presence. In the early decades of the twentieth century Midwestern farmers arrived, established small communities and planted the first citrus groves. Other settlers arrived from other English-speaking locations. That early U.S. presence was more obvious before the Revolution with a large number of English streets and place names, but can still be seen in existing bungalow-style houses and in the Cementerio Americano (a.k.a. Cementerio Colombia), located about 12 km east of Nueva Gerona, which has the graves of Americans who lived and died on the island during its heyday.

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GPS Coordinates: 21.84503, -82.74087

  • Added: 28 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2506028