Micanopy Cemetery

I’ve run across some creepy cemeteries in my small-town-Florida explorations, but the creepiest has to be the Micanopy (about fifteen miles south of Gainesville) Cemetery, down Seminary Road just east of town. Ancient oak trees form an overhead canopy of branches and Spanish moss that darkens the place, even in mid-day. The earliest burials here date back to 1826 when it was owned by the town’s physician, Dr. Lucious Montgomery. It became Micanopy’s public cemetery in 1905. If you visit in the summer, bring mosquito repellant (I didn’t last week when I was there, and had just enough time to shoot this one picture before they swarmed on me).

Bruce Hunt


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