Friday, June 10, 2016

Micanopy (Part 2) - The Cemetery

Last week I posted about the small town of Micanopy. If you missed that post and are interested in the history of the town, click here. If you've been following this blog for a while, you know that I am rather enamored of old cemeteries. I decided to give the Micanopy Historic Cemetery its own post because it was so impressive that it clearly deserved a post of its own. It is truly one of the most picturesque cemeteries that I have ever visited. Founded in the late 1800s, the cemetery is shrouded in the shade of old growth oak trees dripping in Spanish moss. Many of the tombstones are ornate, and mark the eternal homes of many of the old Micanopy families who give their names to the old buildings downtown. In this case, pictures are definitely worth more than words:

I saw several pileated woodpeckers in the trees.

There was even a cat guarding one of the plots.

Simonton - as in the Simonton house, pictured in my previous post.

Herlong - as in the Herlong Mansion B&B, pictured in my last post.

Thrasher - as in the Thrasher Building, also pictured in my last post.


  1. This has long been one of my favorite cemeteries too. I visit every time I come to Florida. I'm glad you have acknowledged it's specialness.

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