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I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish 
of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished 
memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that 
must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon 
the altar of Freedom. 
Abraham Lincoln, November 1864 

Cemeteries

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Cemetery Location Address/Directions
Description/Notes 
Lat/Lon/GPS
Adamsville Cemetery Adamsville  East of Coleman on CR 468
Section 32, Township 19S., Range 23 E.
Pictures Lat 28.797N
Lon 82.008W
Adamsville  Cemetery (abandoned) Adamsville  Section 3, Township 20S, Range 23E
Located on private property,
Approximately 1 1/2  Miles South of Adamsville Cemetery
Description From WPA Listing: From point where State Road #23 (US 301) turns east in Coleman, go east on Leesburg Rd. ( Hwy 468) 2 1/10 miles, turn right on plain dirt road, go 1 mile to fork of road, take left hand fork 4/10 mile, turn left on obscure road 3/10 mile to cemetery.   
Alto Cemetery  Located in the Half Moon WMA West of SR 44 toward Inverness, right on Half Moon Ranch Rd., CR 247, go to the end of road.  Proceed on foot or bike;to end of path.    Lat 28.55.888N
 Lon 082.14.14.634W
Bamboo (Old Black)   Bamboo Section 24, Township 19 Range 23E From WPA Listing :  From the intersection of the railroad crossing and State Highway#36 in the settlement of Bamboo, go northwest on clay road for 3/10 mile to cemetery which lies on the left in a pine grove.  Exact location not found
Bay Hill Cemetery  Wahoo Go West from Bushnell on Hwy 48 to SR 575, turn left, go South for about 3 miles until you see the sign on left for cemetery..   Download List of Plots & directions

Submitted by: Bonnie Stallings

 
Lat 28.695N
Lon 82.238W
Beville Family Cemetery  Center Hill  Section 5 Township 21 S, Range 23 E.
Located on private property on North side of CR 48 at West end of Center Hill.
 
From the intersection of State Highways #210 and #22 in the city of Center Hill, go west 4/10 mile, then turn right on rock road and go 1 and 5/10 miles.  Turn left on graded road, go 1 and 1/10 miles (on this road go throught 2 gates then cross S.A.L. Railroad).  Turn into field and contunue 2/10 mile to cemetery.
Not visible from any point outside property.
 
 
Bushnell (Now Evergreen)  Bushnell    From WPA Listing   
Carlson Cemetery    Section 23, Township 19S, Range 21E Descriptions From WPA Listing: From the S.A.L. Railroad crossing the the town of Wildwood, go west on State Highway#36 for 8 and 2/10 miles.  Turn left on dirt road and continue 2 miles to field and Cemetery lies to the right and si surrounded by scrub oaks.  (One description says Carlson Landing)   
Center Hill Cemetery  (Old)  Center Hill  The description from the WPA takes you to the present day Love Cemetery.
Section 22, Township 21S., Range 23E
Directions from the WPA listing:  From the intersection of State Highway #22 and #210 in the town of Center Hill, go west on #22 for 4/10 mile.  Turn right on rock road, go 2/10 mile then turn left on obscure dirt road and continue 2/10 mimle to northeast corner of cemetery.
Lat 28.650N
Lon 82.003W
 
Center Hill Cemetery (New)  Center Hill   Located in the middle of the town of Center Hill on Hwy 48
Section 22, Township 21 S., Range 23 E
   
Cherry Lake Cemetery         
Conyers Cemetery    Section 23, Township 19S, Range 21E Directions From WPA Listing:  From the S.A.L. Railroad crossing in the town of Wildwood, go west on State Highway #36 (Hwy 44) for 10 and 8/10 miles, then turn right on dirt road and go 2 and 6/10 miles to fork in road.  Thence walk down left fork (west) for 250 steps.  Cemetery lies in scrub oak thicket.   
Evergreen Cemetery  Bushnell Section 15, Township 21S., Range 22E   Lat 28.663N
Lon 82.103W
 
Florida National Cemetery Bushnell 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513 
(352) 793-7740
 
Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida 
Lat 28.645N
Lon 82.178W
 
Fort Lonesome Cemetery (Old Black)    Section 27, Township 19S, Ranger 22E From WPA Listing: From the S.A.L. Railroad crossing in the town of Coleman, go west on Lake Road for 1 mile to pasture gate.  Turn right through the gate and follow main dirt road for 2/10 mile to fork of road: take left-hand fork for 2/10 mile to another fork in road.  Cemetery lies 150 feet on the left side of the road.   
Garden of Memories
Same as Webster Cemetery-below 
Webster From SR 471 in Webster, turn East on CR 478 (East Central Ave.) Turn Right on 6th Ave and bear to left, cemetery on Left
Section 6, Township 22S., Range 23E
From WPA Listing  Lat 28.606N
Lon 82.046W
 
Gough Cemetery  Shady Brook  Located on private property just off US 301 Between Sumterville and Coleman. No public access.
Section 1, Township 20, Range 22E
Directions From the WPA Listing:  From the post office in Coleman, go south on State Highway #23 (US 301) for 2 and 1/10 miles to Mr. O.E. Powell's home.  From the northwest corner of Powell's garage continue 220 feet along wire fence to burial plot.   
Greenwood Cemetery  Wildwood Going North on US 301, in  Wildwood, just before overpass turn Right on Jarrell Ave. Go past Powell St. Cemetery is on the right .
Section 5, Township 19 S., Range  23 E
 
 
Lat 28.870N
Lon 82.035W
Hillcrest Cemetery Coleman  From Coleman Curve, go South on US 301 to CR 525E. Turn West and cemetery is on left before railroad     
Indian Hill Cemetery  Indian Hill Beside the Indian Hill Baptist Church, 7819 CR 633 outside Bushnell.
Section 18, Township 21S., Range 21E
Also known as Hayes Family Cemetery    Lat 28.661N
Lon 82.128W
Indian Hill Cemetery (Black Section)  Indian Hill Section 20, Township 21S., Range 21E From the WPA Listing: 4/10 mile across Gum Slough bridge on Hwy 476, turn right, go 1/10 mile   
Kellam Family Cemetery  Bushnell  Located on private property Approx. 1 mile East of Webster, Sumter Co FL off of Hwy 478. Cemetery not visible from Hwy 478.
Section 32, Township 21S., Range 23 E 
Transcription done by Mike Mitchell.
Description from the WPA Listing:  From the railroad crossing east of depot in Webster, turn left on graded road and go 1 and 1/10 miles: turn left (northeast) on dirt road for 4/10 mile to gate: enter gate turn left for 2/10 mile across field to another gate: turn left for 3/10 mile on obscure dirt road across old field, then turn right across field on south side of pond and continue 2/10 mile to oak grove.  Cemetery lies in this grove.
 
 
Linden Cemetery  Webster  Go 4 mi. s on Hwy 471, go left on Hwy 50 for 1, rt on CR 722 and follow left.  Cemetery  4/10 mi. on rt.
Section 20, Township 22S., Range 23 E 
A book has been done on the history of Linden Cemetery and it's annual picnic, titled Ties That Bind: A History of the Linden Cemetery and Picnic, inquiries: Karen Newell-Eitel  Lat 28.567N
Lon 82.016W
 
Love Cemetery

 

Center Hill
Oldest grave there dates back to 1855.  When the City cemetery was started, many families had their loved ones moved from Love to the City cemetery.  Not many markers left (maybe 66) but quite a few unmarked graves still there.    
Matchett Cemetery  Webster US Hwy 478 & CR 765  between Hwy 301 & Webster
Section 33, Township 21S., Range 22E
Also known as Matchett-St Catherine was established in the 1860's  Lat 28.617N
Lon 82.112W
 
Mobley Cemetery Center HIll About 1 1/2 miles out of Center Hill E. wo HWY 469 2/10 miles
Section 23, Township 21A, Range 23 E
Mount Mariah (Black)   Section 1 Township 19S, Range 22E Directions From the WPA Listing :  From the S.A.L. Railroad crossing in the town of Wildwood, go west on State Highway#36 for 1 and 3/10 miles.  Turn left on graded cinder road and continue 1/10 mile to cemetery.   
Mt. Zion Cemetery

 
Webster  1.3 miles north of Webster on Hwy 471-behind and on the East side of  Faith Baptist Church
Section 30, Township 21S., Range 23E
  Lat 28.3815 N
Lon 82.7310W
 
Nichols Cemetery  Oxford W  From SR 44 and I-75, proceed West on SR 44, 1.7 miles. Turn right (North) on CR 475 and go 3.5 miles to the curve. Turn left at curve onto CR 245E, at fork, go left on CR 246. Proceed 1 mile and the cemetery will be on the right.
Section 17, Township 18S., Range 22E 
Contributed by C. Paul and Colleen J. Hobkirk Lat 28.925N
Lon 82.134W
 
Oak Grove Cemetery Wildwood  West on SR 44 from Hwy 301, turn right on 44A, go to CR 221, turn Left.  At Crossing CR 232 turn L. Road dead-ends at Cemetery.
Section 35, Township 22 S., Range 18 E
Currently working on this listing,   Lat SR28.52.227 N
Lon 82.02.096W
 
Old Mobley Cemetery  Center Hill  See notes on cemetery page.  Located on private property. Cemetery not visible from any road.
Section 23, Township 21S., Range 23E
A few listings 
 
 
Oxford Cemetery (Black)    Section 17, Township 18S, Range 23E From the WPA Listing:  From the intersection of paved road and State Highway#23 in the town of Oxford, go south 7/10 mile, they turn right (west) in lane and go 3/10 mile.  Turn left, go south through a gate into a field.  Cemetery lies across the field, about 4/10 mile.  
Panasoffkee (Black)  Panasoffkee  Located at the left side entrance road of the Sumter County Landfill CR529
Section 15, Township 20S., Range 22E
Submitted by Billy Ray and Paul and Colleen J. Hobkirk-June 23, 2009
From the WPA Listing
Lat 028 55.580 N
Lon 082 08.058
W
Pepatalahar (Black)   See below-
South Sumter Evergreen
Section 13, Township 21S., Range 22E
From the WPA Listing   
Peters Cemetery    Section 12, Township 21S, Range 20E  Directions From the WPA Listing:  From the intersection of State Hiways #22 and #23 in the town of Bushnell, go west on #22 for 9 miles to sign "Camp Grove".  Thence turn left  on dirt road and go 2 and 2/10 miles to fork of road at grove, take left-hand road, go 7/10 mile to another fork, take right fork, go 7/10 mile to corner of grove on right.  Turn right around corner of this grove on first lane and continue 3/10 mile to cemetery on right, inside of fence around grove.   
Pine Level Cemetery Oxford From the intersection of State Highway#23 and the street in the  town of Oxford, go north on #23 for 4/10 mile to the first street north of school grounds, thence turn left (west) and continue 4/10 mile to main gate of cemetery.
Section 18, Township 18S., Range 22E
In 1999 Wendy Farley compiled and completed the Tombstone Inscriptions for Pine Level 9
 
Lat 28.935N
Lon 82.042W
 
Pleasant Hill    From the intesection of State Highways #22 and #23 in the town of Bushnell, go west on #22 for 3 and 1/10 miles. Turn right on dirt road and go north 4/10 mile to cemetery on right.
Section 12, Township 21S., Range 21E
From the WPA Listing: 3 miles W. of Bushnell off Hwy  48-go right 1/2 mile.  
Royal Memorial Cemetery (Black)  Oxford  From the S.A.L. Railroad crossing in the town of Wildwood, go west on State Hwy #36 for 2 and 9/10 miles. Turn right and continue 1 mile to cemetery on the left.
Section 26, Township 18S., Range 22 E
Listing will be available soon.  Lat 28.886N
Lon 82.086W
 
Rutland Cemetery  Rutland 

Located on Half Moon Wildlife Management Area Rd. (CR 247)

Section 4, Township 19 S., Range 21 E
Contributed by C. Paul and Colleen J. Hobkirk  Lat.28.860N
Lon 82.209W
 
Sanchez    Section 34, Township 18S, Range 21E From the WPA Listing: From the S.A.L. Railroad crossing on State Highway#36 in the town of Wildwood, go west for 5 and 6/10 miles then turn right on dirt road and go 1 and 5/10 miles to crossroads and cattle gap. Cross cattle gap and go straight ahead 9/10 mile to fork of road: take left-hand fork for 5/10 mile to a cattle feed station: go southwest  for 185 feet to large oak tree which is at the northeast corner of cemetery.  
Shecut  Sumterville  Next to CR 470, just W of Sumterville and E of I-75.  
Section 20, Township 21S., Range 21E 
Approx 10' x 10' With four corner posts with cable. 2 markers  Lat 28.46.299N
Lon 82.07.151W
 
South Sumter Evergreen    Beville's Corner Section 13, Township 21S., Range 22E From the WPA listing. Formerly known as Pepatalahar  Lat 28.652N
Lon 82.055W
 
Stewart Chapel Cemetery  Webster  Location: On U. S. Highway South 471 (known as Market Blvd. in town) about 2 miles from Webster, Sumter County, FL.
Section 7, Township 22S., Range 23E
View the list submitted
By: 
Jon R. Ferguson
Stewart Chapel Cemetery is under the auspices of the Webster Cemetery Association. It contains many homemade stones and slabs. 
Lat 28.590N
Lon 82.054W
 
Sumterville Cemetery Sumterville   Location: at the intersection of Hwy CR 471 and US 301 in Sumterville on the East side of CR471.
Section 13, Township 20S., Range 22E


Contributed by C. Paul and Colleen J. Hobkirk  
 
Lat 28.45293N
Lon 82.03548W
 
Sumterville Cemetery (Black)   Sumterville Section 25, Township 21S, Ranger 22E  From the WPA listing. From the post office in Sumterville. go East 1 block, then turn right and go 2/10 mile to corner of field. Follow road West side of field for 5/10 mile to corner, then turn left, go 2/10 mile to obscure road and tellegraph line: turn righ, go 1 and 1/10 miles, then turn right on obscure road and continue 1/10 mile to sand hill.  Cemetery lies to the left on top of hill.  
Tema Cemetery  Bushnell  On U.S.Hwy 301 at 532W, 2.2 miles North of city limits sign for Bushnell in Sumter County, FL.
Section 33, Township 20S., Range 22E
Jon R. Ferguson did the survey of this Cemetery that was established in 1882. It contains many homemade stones and slabs.  Lat 28.701N
Lon 82.104W
 
Walmsey Private Cemetery    Section 25, Township 18, S., Range 21 E.
Description from WPA Listing: From the S.A.L. Railroad Crossing in the town of Wildwood, go west on State Hwy #36 for 5 and 6/10 miles, then turn right on dirt road and go 1 and (illegible) miles to cattle gap.  Go through cattle gap 9/10 mile to fork of road: turn right 7/10 mile; turn right 1/10 mile on obscrue dirt road.  Cemetery lies on the left about 100 feet from the road.    
Webster    From SR 471 in Webster, turn East on CR 478 (East Central Ave.) Turn Right on 6th Ave and bear to left, cemetery on Left
Section 6, Township 22S., Range 23E
From WPA Listing. Now Known as Garden of Memories   
Whitten    Section 15, Township 21S, Ranger 23E From the intersection of State Highways #22 and #210 in the town of Center Hill, go east 1/10 mile, then turn north on old Leesburg Road and continue 1 mile to cemetery which lies on the right in a large oak grove.  
Wild Cow Prairie Cemetery  Bushnell  Wild Cow Prairie Cemetery is located in the southwestern area of Sumter County. Going east on 476-B go over the I-75 overpass bridge, right at the bottom of the bridge will be a dirt road, turn right and you will see the cemetery on your left. 
Section 3 Township 22S., Range 21 E
 Bonnie Stallings 
The condition is good for the upkeep of this cemetery and at this time, the Sumter Correctional Institution is to be credited.  
Lat  82.36.120N
Lon 082.12.17W
 

AT THIS TIME THE SUMTER COUNTY CEMETERY PAGE IS UNDERGOING SOME FINE-TUNING.

WE HOPE YOU WILL LIKE OUR NEW LOOK WHEN WE HAVE UPDATED THIS PROJECT.

WE HAVE LISTED SOME RELATIVELY UNKNOWN CEMETERIES FROM THE WPA LIST .

WITH THE PRIMITIVE DIRECTIONS, WE REALIZE MOST WILL BE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AND WE DO NOT WISH TO DISRESPECT ANY LANDOWNER BY PUBLISHING DIRECTIONS, THIS IS ONLY MEANT TO SHOW THAT THE CEMETERIES HAD EXISTED, AND HOPE THEY STILL DO AND TO SHOW RESPECT FOR EACH PERSON THAT HAS BEEN LAID TO REST IN EACH ONE OF THE CEMETERIES.

WE HOPE TO LIST ALL THE CEMETERIES THAT WE HAVE FOUND IN THE COUNTY.

WE APPRECIATE ALL THE VOLUNTEERS THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED THEIR TIME

AND EFFORT TO THIS PROJECT.

***ALSO PLEASE NOTE  THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO UPDATE ANY E-MAIL ADDRESSES THAT ARE NOT WORKING 

SO IF YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS LISTED HERE PLEASE CONTACT US***

  

This list of cemeteries located in Sumter County, Florida has been compiled from the US Geological Survey 
and from what the people of Sumter sent to us. We have also found a list with many previously unknown cemeteries, we are calling it WPA list.  It was compiled to list the veterans listed in Sumter County Cemeteries.
Please be patient with directions as this was the way people gave directions, and in many cases, they are now on private property and a person should use good judgement in locating these cemeteries.  The directions are meant to describe where they were as listed at the time of the cemetery surveys done for the WPA list.
It should not be taken as a complete list of cemeteries in the
county,
as many small private cemeteries still may exist in this old part of Florida.
If you know of a cemetery that you 
feel should be listed, please forward that info and I will have put up as soon as possible.
 Feel free to e-mail pictures of your family member's picture, along with inscription, with cemetery information, 
                                              as we are in the process of gathering pictures now to attach to each cemetery listing .                                                         
 Thank you all for your input! 

 

OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE ALL INFORMATION ABOUT EVERY KNOWN CEMETERY IN SUMTER COUNTY LISTED HERE 



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