Greenwood Cemetery, 2002

Dublin Core

Title

Greenwood Cemetery, 2002

Alternative Title

Greenwood Cemetery

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Cemeteries--Florida--Orange County
Gravestones
Tombstones
Graves

Description

Greenwood Cemetery, located at 1603 Greenwood Street in Orlando, Florida, in 2002. The cemetery was established in 1880 and officially named Greenwood Cemetery at the suggestion of Samuel Robinson and Cassius Boone. In 1911, the cemetery was expanded to 40 acres. The entrance of Greenwood Cemetery was relocated from Gore Street to Greenwood Street in 1919. In the 1940s, the cemetery expanded to 100 acres, and Section K, which was reserved for African-American residents, was opened. In 1943, a portion of the cemetery was designated for veterans of World War I and World War II. Portions had previously been designated for Union veterans of the American Civil War, Confederate veterans of the American Civil War, and veterans of the Spanish-American War. The portion for World War veterans was initially reserved for "veterans of the white race," but the race restriction was later lifted in the 1960s.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color image by Thomas Cook, 2002: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2002

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

283 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Thomas Cook and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Thomas Cook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

"History." Greenwood Cemetery. http://www.greenwood-cemetery.net/history.htm.
Stockton, Betty Jo. Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Florida. Orlando, Fla: The Society, 2001.
Rajtar, Steve. Greenwood: Orlando, Florida: Greenwood Cemetery Historical Trail. Orlando, Fla: Central Florida Genealogical Society, 2003.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.

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Original Format

1 color digital image

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