Jefferson County Cemeteries Mapping Project
Jefferson County has an abundance of historical treasures. Among these are the numerous small cemeteries which are scattered about our county that are among the most striking evidence of Jefferson County’s rich history. Some have as few as one or two grave stones and include the many family cemeteries created by early settlers in the county as well as those established by various churches. Many of these have grave stones dating well before statehood for Florida. Other examples include evidence of Native-American and Spanish settlements. Unfortunately, with multiple changes in ownership, agriculture practices, and land development, some of these treasures have been lost. Others have been long ignored and are overgrown and thus almost impossible to locate. With those losses, important parts of our history have been lost.