This is a long-disused “black cemetery” from the days of segregation. It dates back to the late 1880s. It was all but forgotten until recently when the Mount Dora Historical Society began cleaning up the area and identifying grave sites whose markers have long since disintegrated. They’ve begun marking graves so that proper respect can be paid, and a new green sign saying “Mount Carmel Simpson Cemetery” has been erected off the road to mark the spot.
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- Chesterhill Lane and Old Hwy 441
Mount Dora, FL
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- 28.782096180524757, -81.6299119591713
- Orange County, Florida
- Nearest Towns:
- Tangerine, FL (1.2 mi.)
Mount Dora, FL (1.7 mi.)
Zellwood, FL (3.9 mi.)
Sorrento, FL (4.4 mi.)
Eustis, FL (5.9 mi.)
Tavares, FL (6.0 mi.)
Mount Plymouth, FL (6.1 mi.)
Astatula, FL (8.0 mi.)
Howie In The Hills, FL (9.8 mi.)
Apopka, FL (10.1 mi.)
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