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Kings Ferry Cemetery

To reach Kings Ferry Cemetery, also known as the Haddock Cemetery, go North on County Road A121 off CR 108 between Hilliard and US17. Go approximately 6 miles. On the left is a dirt road marked with a sign, “King’s Ferry Cemetery”. Turn left, the cemetery is on the right about 1/2 mile. -OR- From the intersection in Kings’ Ferry off CR A121 and Lessie Road, go south for 1.6 miles, turn right on a dirt road marked with the sign, “King’s Ferry Cemetery.” The cemetery is on the right about 1/2 mile. Many of the plots are surrounded by ornate …

Keen Cemetery

The Keen Cemetery is located near Crawford Florida. To reach it, from Callahan, go south on SR200/US301 for about five miles. Go left on Thomas Creek Road for 2.8 miles, proceeding in a southeasterly direction. Turn right on Ratliff. Go over the railroad tracks. Turn right on Keen Cemetery Road. Keen Cemetery Location Keen Cemetery (Nassau County)Keen Cemetery RoadCrawford, FL 32011 USA A flag pole in the cemetery has the following inscription: “Eagle Project – Justin Dyal, BSA Troop 55, 4-9-88.” The Cemetery was inventoried on May 16, 1998 by Ken and Nancy Sturges, Wanda Simpson and Mary Nelson.

Jones-Jacobs Cemetery

Jones-Jacobs Cemetery, is in Evergreen Florida, also known as Elmore Wilds Cemetery, and may also have been known as Evergreen Cemetery. Go north on US 17 to CR 108. Turn left, proceed to first paved road on left (Sandhill Dump), turn left. There is a fork in the road at about 600ft, take the right fork to the locked gate. About 8/10 mile from CR 108 are two cemeteries here, Jones-Jacobs and Wilder-Wilds. The Wilder-Wilds data is reported separately. Jones-Jacobs Cemetery Location (Nassau County)Evergreen, FL GPS Location 30.686872, -81.724684 This cemetery was inventoried in March 1998 by Kenneth Sturges. Jones-Jacobs Cemetery was surveyed in 1941 …

Jones Cemetery – Callahan

Jones Cemetery – Callahan To reach this beautifully kept cemetery, Turn left off SR 200 at Callahan Florida going north one block on US 1/301.t Turn left on on on Brandies Avenue (CR 108) and at the railroad track, keep to your right following River Road (CR108). Go 1.5 miles, and turn right on Jones Cemetery Road. The cemetery is about 100 yards down the road, with the main entrance on the right. This is a very old cemetery, with 1,550 graves in the oldest (Eastern) section and about 420 graves on the west side. There are twelve Confederate Civil War Veterans …

Jones Cemetery

Jones Cemetery is between Yulee and Callahan Florida. To reach it, take Griffin Road off SR 200 (Turn north at Mt. Olive Church, 3.5 miles East of Callahan on A1A.) 2 1/2 miles to the end of Griffin road. Turn left at the end of the road. The cemetery is in a pasture on left on privately owned land. Information about this cemetery was supplied by Carl Jones of Pages Dairy Road in Yulee, a descendant of the people buried there. He said that John David Jones was the first Nassau County man killed in the Civil War, but no …

Hughes Jones Cemetery

This Cemetery is located in Yulee Florida. To reach it, go to the intersection of US 17 and A1A, go north on US 17 to Pages Dairy Road. Turn right on Pages Dairy Road, then right on Florida Avenue. This cemetery is known locally as the Yulee cemetery in addition to being called the Hughes cemetery. The Jones portion of the cemetery is in a large fenced-in plot of in the southwest corner of main Cemetery, it is really a privately owned cemetery whose owners chose to remain independent. The main Cemetery is divided into sections for the inventory but no …

Hilliard Community Cemetery

The Hilliard Community cemetery is located in Hilliard. To reach the cemetery, go north on US 1 past the traffic light in the center of Hilliard for approximately one mile. The cemetery is located on the right beside the church. Hilliard Community Cemetery Location (Nassau County)552056 US 1Hilliard , FL 32046 USA GPS Location 30.699293, -81.922678 This cemetery was inventoried November 22, 1998 by Kenneth Sturges and Jan Warren.

Higginbotham Family Cemetery

The Higginbotham Family Cemetery is located on the private property of the estate of Linton L. Owens Jr., Evergreen, Florida, approximately 1/2 mile from the southeastern terminus of Owens Cutoff Road at Nassau County Highway 108. When driving northeast, CR 108 takes a right turn. Continue straight ahead across the cattle guard and follow the road to the Owens farmhouse. The house and outbuildings can be seen from CR 108. Higginbotham Family Cemetery Location (Nassau County)57200 Lazy Acres LandEvergreen , FL 32097 USA GPS Location 30.706081, -81.732803 A survey of the cemetery was made by L. L. Owens, Jr. on October 18 1979. Kenneth …

Haddock-Libby Cemetery

The Haddock-Libby cemetery, also known as the Haddock Cemetery, is located in Kings Ferry, Florida. To reach the cemetery, go north approximately 71/2 miles on County Road A121 off Cr 108 between Hilliard and US17. Pass beyond Haddock Road and turn left on a dirt road. The road continues through a gate which must be opened (and closed) to pass through. Continue to the end of the road to a clearing. The Cemetery is on the right. Alternate Route: From the intersection of Kings’ Ferry of CRA121, go south for 2.1 miles, turn right on the dirt road; open the …

Green Pine Cemetery

The Green Pine Cemetery is located in Chester Florida. To reach it, from the intersection of A1A and Chester Road, east of Yulee, go north on Chester Road to Green Pine Road, turn right. Look for the cemetery on the left. This is a perpetual care cemetery, and is privately owned and operated. Green Pine Cemetery Location (Nassau County)96281 Green Pine RoadYulee, FL 32097 USA(904) 261-0876 GPS Location 30.660934, -81.537330 The Green Pine Cemetery was inventoried in April, 1993 by Joan Johnson, Shirley McCabe and Connell Jenkins. Green Pine Cemetery
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The Last Spanish Land Grant in Florida

AIGS started off the new year on January 18 with a presentation by Past-President Jean Dixon Mann. No less than 38 attendees, including several new members and 13 non-members (welcome!) were treated to the fascinating story of the family of Domingo and Mary Fernandez who once owned large plantations on …

President’s Message for January 2022

2021 has passed into the books and 2022 is here providing new opportunities for your genealogical research. In 2022 we can look forward to the 1950 United States Census being released and the 1921 United Kingdom Census. First up, however, is the advent of free access to the Periodical Source …

Ancestor Road Show

During our Annual Meeting on November 16, members had the opportunity to talk briefly about a family heirloom or tell a family history. As always, the presenters did not disappoint, but treated us with a variety of funny and interesting stories. An old Vortalex fan blade; an even older gravy …

President’s Message for November 2021

We had a successful general meeting in October with Theron Rogers presentation about Find-A-Grave and his ramblings around the country while riding his Harley and photographing cemeteries. I thank him profusely for making the trip down here from Gainesville Georgia and I hope he enjoyed his stay while here! I …

2022 Proxy Statement

If you can not be present at the 2022 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, 16 Nov. 2022, then please fill out a proxy statement so that the society understands your wishes as it pertains to both the slate of candidates suggested by the board and the budget for 2022. Thank you!

2022 AIGS Budget

At the October AIGS Board Meeting (10/14/21), the budget for 2022 was reviewed and adopted by the Board. The proposed budget will be presented for approval by the AIGS membership, at the Annual Meeting on November 16, 2021, 7pm (Fernandina Beach Public Library, 25 N 4th St, Community Meeting Room).
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