Here I'll cover events of my family, my travels, and items of interest I come across while researching my family history.
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.
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I earned a B.A. in American Studies from Stetson University. My hope is to be able to return to school and further my formal education in the field of history with a focus on the Civil War.