Jul 01, 2012, 07:48 AM
Although the town of Eden (East Coast of Florida) is still on the map, most of Eden is built up now and does not resemble the Eden from the late 1800's, its beginnings. Some pictures show what it used to be, but it's forgotten now along with so many other places around the area.
I did extensive research on the old Eden Cemetery, where the founder of Eden is buried. It was difficult to find, because it's all overgrown now. Plenty of books refer to it, but not one gives the exact location and it is difficult to slowly drive Indian River Drive and look because people drive the two lane road like it is the Indy 500. My best way was to use books and internet.
Note: I DO NOT hunt grave yards. My search started because I simply could not find it easily and I saw on findagrave.com, people were looking for photos of their relatives' headstones, which I did. I was also able to identify who the small nameless headstone was, so it was cool to do all the research. I was also able to add names to the findagrave site.
Below are 4 photos. One of the lame sign out front (still can't believe I missed this sign the couple of times i drove 'the drive'), the second is getting inside the 'jungle of palms and Florida scrub' where the tops of the headstones can be seen and the third is on an old iron fence in there, a relative of the man Hutchinson Island is named after. The 4th is headstone of the founder of Eden. I was not going to add this, but it did not seem right to talk about him settling Eden and not including who he is.
Just a little history is all, I enjoy research and again, I don't hunt graveyards or cemeteries.
Jul 01, 2012 07:48 AM