Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Historic Site #8: Rosemary Cemetery

1000 Pine Ridge Road

By Coastal Breeze News Staff

There are 60 people buried in Rosemary Cemetery, which was established by E.W. Crayton in 1931. Many of the decedents were early pioneers to the area and were considered founding fathers of Collier County. In 1976, the site was donated to Collier County. The Board of County Commissioners designated this site as locally significant in 1993 and provided funds to restore the cemetery.

For more information about Rosemary Cemetery, go to: www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=15878

In their effort to increase public awareness of the importance and significance of Collier County’s historical and archaeological heritage, the Historic and Archaeological Preservation Board of Collier County produces a 28-page booklet featuring historic sites in Collier County. The 44 sites highlighted in the book are grouped together by proximity and shown on a locator map.

Historic Designation Process: the designation of specific sites, structures, buildings, districts and properties may be initiated by the Preservation Board or the property owner. Consideration of the Preservation Board’s findings and recommendations, and upon the consideration of the criteria and guidelines contained in the Land Development Code, the Board of County Commissioners either approves or denies the petition. The Board of County Commissioners has designated many of the sites and structures as locally significant.

For more information go to www.colliergov.net and click on Historic Archaeological & Preservation Board under Advisory Boards. Also see www.napleshistoricalsociety.org (Naples); www.themihs.com (Marco/Goodland); www.evergladeshistorical.org (Everglades City); and www.colliermuseums.com (County).

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