Pioneer Families of Pasco County - Dade City, FL, USA
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N 28° 22.320 W 082° 13.779
17R E 379510 N 3139026
Quick Description: A memorial plaque placed in honor of the Pioneer Families of Pasco County is located on one of the brick columns at the entrance to the Mount Zion Cemetery in Dade City, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/6/2013 1:21:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMJMVR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 5

Long Description:
The memorial consists of the plaque that reads: "In Loving Memory of the Pioneer Families of Pasco County."

The following information is from the History of the Mount Zion Cemetery and the Fort Dade Methodist Church website:

"Among the numerous Masonic Lodge members buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, there are also several of those who served during the Civil War. There are at least 28 marked graves of known Confederate soldiers. There is also another organization represented through the grave markers in the Mt. Zion Cemetery and that is the Woodsman of the World Organization. Since Florida was deeply involved in the timber industry, there were several local chapters of the Woodsman of the World Organization in Pasco County, none of which, from our area, survived. The Woodsman of the World markers are very distinct. They stand about 5 feet tall and are made to look like the trunk of a tree. The Mt. Zion Cemetery became the final resting place for numerous Pasco County Pioneers.

Throughout the years the Mt. Zion Cemetery has grown in size and in 1977 the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association was formed for the purpose of perpetual care and maintenance of the cemetery. This association has been meeting on the third Saturday of March and September, for a planned workday, ever since the association was formed in 1977. The cemetery is approximately 6 acres in size with a newly added section. The Mt. Zion Cemetery has grown to accommodate close to 1000 burials many of which are pioneer families of Pasco County; the cemetery still remains active today. As the numbers of those interred here continues to grow so will the history of this one time small country cemetery."

Who placed it?: Mount Zion Cemetery Association

When was it placed?: Unknown

Who is honored?: Pioneers of Pasco County, Florida

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