Pinewood Cemetery marker. Coral Gables, Florida
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The first acre of land for the Pinewood Cemetery was deeded to the Pinewood Cemetery Association in 1895. Tombstones of many of Miami-Dade County’s pioneers can be found there. After the last burial in the cemetery in 1940, the grounds fell into neglect and the Pinewood Cemetery was nearly forgotten. In 1983, a group of concerned citizens gathered to restore the sacred site. They worked toward having a rock wall built around the cemetery, located and had returned tombstones, and had the grounds cleaned and enhanced. Gravestones, dating back to 1840, include that of the Gregory family, who once owned the homestead where the Merrick family built its home. The City of Coral Gables and the City’s Pinewood Cemetery Advisory Board hold an annual “Pioneer Day” at the cemetery to celebrate the history of pioneer families. The cemetery is located just south of Sunset Drive (S.W. 72nd St.) on Erwin Road (S.W. 47th Ave.).
Marker inscription: "In memory of over two hundred Miami pioneers. Many unidentified, who were buried in Pinewood (Cocoplum) cemetery in the late 1800's and early 1900's
Caption on verso: "Pinewood cemetery marker
Photo: March 28, 1989
(Ownership) Coral Gables Historical Resources Department
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- Pinewood Cemetery marker. Coral Gables, Florida. 1989-03-28. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dpService/dpPurlService/purl/FI12121903/00001. (Accessed November 20, 2018.)
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- (1989-03-28) Pinewood Cemetery marker. Coral Gables, Florida. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dpService/dpPurlService/purl/FI12121903/00001
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dpService/dpPurlService/purl/FI12121903/00001>.