Our Pioneers Are Buried Here is a new self-guided walking tour that will be offered by All Saints’ Cemetery in Jensen Beach, Florida, this fall (October 21 – November 7).
Dating back to 1898, pineapple fields on a hilltop overlooking the Indian River in “Waveland” (modern-day Jensen Beach) were converted into a community cemetery. Now, a self-guided walking tour of the cemetery, Our Pioneers Are Buried Here, invites you to learn about the first sheriff, postmaster, letter carrier, attorney, judge, mayor, county commissioners, city officials, developers, and many other influential Treasure Coast residents who have been laid to rest on these nine acres of history. The cemetery is located on Dixie Highway (County Road 707) and has a fantastic view of the Indian River Lagoon.
The detailed informational Our Pioneers Are Buried Here guidebook, with biographies of more than 25 individuals, will be on sale for $15 in the All Saints’ Cemetery Office at 2303 NE Seaview Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957, on October 21-November 7, from 9 am-1 pm (including weekends).
All Saints’ Cemetery Historian Joyce Fletcher Menard will be on site and available during these hours to provide additional information on these founding families and individuals. The walking tour is a great social-distancing outing and learning opportunity for visitors and residents alike. Come and go at your own convenience after purchasing the guidebook.
Proceeds from guidebook sales will fund the restoration of 15 historic markers in All Saints’ Cemetery that are in need of repair, being reset and cleaned properly, supplementing assistance from the Department of the Interior.
All Saints’ Cemetery is a 501(3)c organization that is an active cemetery as well as an historic site designated by an official marker from the Daughters of the American Revolution.
For more information, please contact: Joyce Fletcher Menard by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 906-201-1328 (cell).
Jensen Beach, FL 34957