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Mapping The Few Historic/Cool Cemeteries Of South Florida

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South Florida may be known for its old people so much so that South Beach was once known as 'God's waiting room' but it's known very little for its dead ones. Thus there are strikingly few cool, old historic cemeteries like there are in places like New York or Boston to go grave digging exploring in. Thus creating a 'cemeteries map' was kind of a problem. But we did it anyways. So, do check out our first Map of Historic/Cool South Florida Cemeteries. And if you know of some that we missed, (and we hope you do) please do drop us a line or leave a note in the comments. Thanks


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1. Miami City Cemetery

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1800 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 579-6938
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The final resting place of many of Miami's oldest leading citizens, including Julia Tuttle herself, and the Burdine family, which has its mausoleum here.

2. Pinewood Cemetery

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7399 Erwin Road
Coral Gables, FL 33143

The oldest cemetery south of the Miami River, little-known Pinewood Cemetery quickly was forgotten after the last known burial occurred there in 1940. Always a rural cemetery, Pinewood is spooky and overgrown but historic, containing the remains of some of Miami's oldest pioneers.

3. Jackie Gleason's Tomb @ Our Lady Of Mercy

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11411 Northwest 25th Street
Miami, FL 33172

An otherwise nondescript cemetery out in western Miami-Dade, the Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery, contains the very nondescript tomb of the Great One, Jackie Gleason himself.

4. The Brickell Family Mausoleum

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501 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

Brickell is named Brickell because it was once land owned by the pioneering Brickell family. (and don't they still own a bit of it?) Luckily their mausoleum is still here, preserved within Brickell Park at the mouth of the Miami River. This is the only surviving structure associated with the Brickells, one of Miami's most important families.

5. Key West Cemetery

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701 Passover Lane
Key West, FL 33040

As many as 100,000 people are entombed within Key West's historic cemetery, far more than the current town population. The cemetery is on high ground in the 'dead center' of town to keep bodies from floating away in hurricanes and known for its above ground graves, which are used to pack more people in to the already overcrowded cemetery.

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1. Miami City Cemetery

1800 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132

The final resting place of many of Miami's oldest leading citizens, including Julia Tuttle herself, and the Burdine family, which has its mausoleum here.

1800 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33132

2. Pinewood Cemetery

7399 Erwin Road, Coral Gables, FL 33143

The oldest cemetery south of the Miami River, little-known Pinewood Cemetery quickly was forgotten after the last known burial occurred there in 1940. Always a rural cemetery, Pinewood is spooky and overgrown but historic, containing the remains of some of Miami's oldest pioneers.

7399 Erwin Road
Coral Gables, FL 33143

3. Jackie Gleason's Tomb @ Our Lady Of Mercy

11411 Northwest 25th Street, Miami, FL 33172

An otherwise nondescript cemetery out in western Miami-Dade, the Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery, contains the very nondescript tomb of the Great One, Jackie Gleason himself.

11411 Northwest 25th Street
Miami, FL 33172

4. The Brickell Family Mausoleum

501 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131

Brickell is named Brickell because it was once land owned by the pioneering Brickell family. (and don't they still own a bit of it?) Luckily their mausoleum is still here, preserved within Brickell Park at the mouth of the Miami River. This is the only surviving structure associated with the Brickells, one of Miami's most important families.

501 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

5. Key West Cemetery

701 Passover Lane, Key West, FL 33040

As many as 100,000 people are entombed within Key West's historic cemetery, far more than the current town population. The cemetery is on high ground in the 'dead center' of town to keep bodies from floating away in hurricanes and known for its above ground graves, which are used to pack more people in to the already overcrowded cemetery.

701 Passover Lane
Key West, FL 33040