Orange Hill Cemetery, 2001

Dublin Core

Title

Orange Hill Cemetery, 2001

Alternative Title

Orange Hill Cemetery

Subject

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

Description

Orange Hill Cemetery, located approximately at 1700 East Michigan Street in Orlando, Florida, in 2001. Forty acres of land for the graveyard was purchased by Orange County in 1904 to use for the burial of paupers. The cemetery was active from 1917 to 1961. The first documented burial was of Richard Johnson, who died of "insanity" at the county jail on May 8, 1907. There are limited records of who was buried at Orange Hill Cemetery or how many graves there are, although a survey conducted in 1955 indicated that there were 522 gravesites. In 1997, Orange County officials and the Orange County Historical Society began efforts to properly maintain the cemetery.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color image by Thomas Cook, 2001: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2001

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

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Medium

6 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orange Hill 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

Lancaster, Cory. "Cemetery For Paupers Will Finally Get Respect." The Orlando Sentinel, December 28, 1997. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1997-12-28/news/9712260346_1_county-historical-museum-pauper-county-home.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.

Transcript

ORANGE HLL CEMETERY
1907-1943

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6 color digital images

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