Halloween Just Around the Corner

By | October 17, 2013

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You could take that title quite literally considering the Rosemary Cemetery is near the corner of Central Avenue and 10th Street. It is quite an amazing place whether it be this time of year, or any other for that matter. This was our first official cemetery and when you look at the headstones and grave markers, our founders and settlers seem to be able to speak to you if you listen carefully.

Rosemary Cemetery is burial place for many early Sarasota citizens, civic leaders, and entrepreneurs including Scotsman John Hamilton Gillespie, first mayor and local manager for Florida Mortgage & Investment Co., British land developers of the municipality. The cemetery was set aside in plat “Town of Sarasota”, filed on July 27, 1886.

Courtesy of Sarasota History Alive!


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