Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Spruce Creek Cemetery

This past weekend I got to go to the Spruce Creek Cemetery http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1964763&CScn=spruce+creek&CScntry=4&& . For those not familiar with the Daytona Beach area this cemetery is located within the Spruce Creek Fly In community. This is a gated community that has a private air strip. I had never been to SCFI so I didn't know what to expect. Some homes were very large and attractive while others were not so. Guess a gated community isn't always what it's cracked up to be. But then again where else can you have a nearly private air field and have an airplane hanger for a garage?

This is a small, nice, fairly well kept cemetery with everything from Civil War Confederates to more recent burials. There are probably a couple hundred burials in total. There are a full gamut of markers from homemade to what are no doubt top of the line stones meant either as a sign of wealth, grief, or greed.

The main reason for the visit was to photograph stones of the Metts family for a Find a Grave request. It made for a fun hour or so as we were able to photograph the entire cemetery.

1 comment:

World of Kris said...

What a kind thing to do! I keep seeing this "find a grave" information on your blog, but I haven't researched the company and didn't realize what all they do. Based on this blog I'm guess that people sent in requests for pics of old family headstones so they can research without traveling so much. What a brilliant idea! So you help this family here, and then someone else helps you in a far away cemetary. I love it. And I bet you get to see some unusal cemetaries along the way. Very cool.