Zion Cemetery

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Zion Cemetery

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Between 3600 and 3800 block of N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33603 USA Add to Map
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Zion Cemetery, located by Lake Ave. east of Florida Ave., was a segregated/Black only burial ground. It was platted in 1901, and was in use until the mid 1920's. It was sold in the 1920's and no longer used as a cemetery. After extensive research, no record of disinterment of the cemetery occupants has been found. In 1951, while digging a footing during construction of a building, three infants' coffins and remains were unearthed at 15 inches below grade.

Zion Cemetery is shown on the Sanborn Insurance Maps of Tampa through 1922, but is not identified as of the 1931 map. It is listed in the R.L. Polk City Directory as well. The occupants' information listed herein are taken from their death certificates; please note that death certificates were not commonplace until the latter years of the cemetery's activity.

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  • Added: 17 Nov 2018
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