Evergreen Cemetery Historical

Evergreen Cemetery Historical (HM1TKY)

Location: Lantana, FL 33462 Palm Beach County
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Country: United States of America
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N 26° 35.197', W 80° 3.513'

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Evergreen Cemetery was established by the Evergreen Cemetery Company in 1892 as a final resting place for local families. The cemetery's land was purchased by M.B. Lyman, Lantana's founder. Lyman, who is buried in the cemetery, served as the town's first postmaster. He named the town Lantana Point because of the flowering lantana plant that grew in the area. "Point" was later dropped from the town's name. The cemetery's earliest marked gravestone is dated January 22, 1886. There are 18 marked gravesites in the cemetery where members of the town's eight pioneer families are buried. Occupying unmarked graves are two crew members from the shipwreck "Inchulva," which sank in a hurricane off Delray Beach in 1903. Several members of the African-American community were buried here during the early 20th century. The cemetery also contains the mass grave of some victims of the 1928 Hurricane. In 1952, ownership of the cemetery was transferred to the Town of Lantana and was closed to further burials.
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Lantana Historical Society, the Town of Lantana and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 593747 N 2940995
Decimal Degrees26.58661667, -80.05855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 35.197', W 80° 3.513'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 35' 11.82" N, 80° 3' 30.78" W
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Area Code(s)561
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 N Arnold Ave, Lantana FL 33462, US
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