Monday, September 19, 2011

Old City Cemetery



Old City Cemetery is the oldest public cemetery in Tallahassee. It was established in 1829 and is located near downtown and right across the street from where I work. It contains graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers, victims of the yellow fever epidemic of 1841, and some notable figures in Tallahassee history. I recently took a walk around the cemetery and this week I will be showing a few pictures from that day.

21 comments:

biebkriebels said...

I see the Spanish moss which amazed me when I visited your town. Had never seen it before.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I look forward to the rest of this series. Old cemeteries are sobering places, and the headstones and monuments can be works of art.

Tanya said...

i'll be looking forward to it! i just love walking through these old places!

Kcalpesh said...

1829? Thats really very old!! nicely captured!!

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Mama-Bug said...

Love this! How do I get to it?

Misfit in Paradise said...

I love tooling around old cemeteries!

allstarme said...

Lots of good tombs there... lots of history. I used to take my ENC1101 kids there and have them do a mock interview with a person of their choice.

Lynette said...

Great post, Lois. Thanks!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I just love old cemeteries. I'm looking forward to more pics.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh there's a lot of history in that spot Lois, will look forward to more pictures from here.

Jack said...

In Europe, cemeteries have a role almost like art galleries. Less so in the US, but with some conspicuous exceptions (like Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass., and the cemetery in Savannah). I will look forward to seeing what you turn up in Tallahassee.

Small City Scenes said...

I do like tramping around in old old cemeteries. There a quite a few tiny ones out this way. Not as historic as the one you posted though.

Boy you caught that frog just right. Good job. MB

Halcyon said...

I love old cemeteries. A bit of Spanish moss adds to the sobriety of this one.

Flohbock said...

amazing! Have a great week!

Lucy the Cat said...

I love old cemeteries! You did a great portrait of this scene. The dappled sunlight, old gravestone, big tree branch and everything in the background make for a great picture!

Cezar and Léia said...

So sad about that fever epidemic.
Your picture is great, thanks for the information.
Léia

Jacob said...

Old cemeteries are fascinating. I'll look forward to more photos. This one does have that "old" Florida ambiance!

We are fortunate in that some of the old, deadly diseases are less of a threat, like yellow fever.

Pam said...

A peaceful place for a quite stroll beneath moss ladened oak trees. What a history this cemetery must hold.

be happy and well Lois,
Pam

Jim Klenke said...

You should take a trip there at night, looks inviting, maybe in late October, lol.

Kate said...

Another cemetery shot for today! Reminds me to visit one or two before the snow flies. There is always so much to ponder when walking around, reading the headstones. Too bad about the vandalism. Wonder what motivates some people?!

luvsclassics said...

This photo is beautifully framed with the Spanish moss on the tree's branch.

Thank-you for sharing with us this important part of history. We're the arm -chair travelers, enjoying a chance to glimpse your part of the USA.