This cemetery is every different from most, all the burials here are above ground. There is no layout to this cemetery. The graves are inches way from each other and there is just room to put a foot between each grave. There are still a few more burials scheduled in the future here. They have to be done by hand, for there is no way for a machine to place the vaults.
The Grove Bahamian Cemetery now know as Charlotte Jane Memorial Park is an African-American cemetery. The Cemetery open in 1904 and was owned by the city.
In 1913, the cemetery property was purchased by five families for the sum of $140.00. The families that purchased the property are Burrow, Higgs, Reddick, Ross and the E.W.F. Stirrup families.
The Coconut Grove Cemetery was first used as a graveyard in the early 1900's when Miami's Bahamian immigrants moved their cemetery from another location. The cemetery was created by the Coconut Grove Colored Cemetery Association and today it is managed by the Coconut Grove Cemetery Association.
Some visitors may recognize this cemetery as the place where the graveyard scenes in Michael Jackson's Thriller video was filmed.
The Coconut Grove Cemetery is located at 3650 Charles Avenue in the Coconut Grove District of Miami, Florida. It adjoins the Charlotte Jane Memorial Cemetery, which was named in honor of the wife of E.W.F. Stirrup. The cemetery is an important historic site in the Coconut Grove Bahamian community.
GPS Coordinates: 25.7244, -80.2533
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #71845
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