Group portrait of Daughters of the American Revolution next to the Pinewood Cemetery plaque. 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.).
Plaque inscriptions: "Pinewood cemetery (Cocoplum). Founded c. 1855. Coral Gables Historic Site. Marker presented by the Coral Gables Chapter. Daughters of the American Revolution.
Caption on verso: "Pinewood cemetery wall dedication
March 28, 1989
Members of the D.A.R. chapter who donated the plaque. Harriet Liles (far left)
(Ownership) Coral Gables Historical Resources Department
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- Group portrait of Daughters of the American Revolution next to the Pinewood Cemetery plaque. Coral Gables, Florida. 1989-03-28. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dpService/dpPurlService/purl/FI12121902/00001. (Accessed March 26, 2019.)
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- (1989-03-28) Group portrait of Daughters of the American Revolution next to the Pinewood Cemetery plaque. Coral Gables, Florida. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dpService/dpPurlService/purl/FI12121902/00001
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