Oaklawn Cemetery in downtown Tampa
Oaklawn Cemetery opened in 1850, when Tampa was still a tiny settlement, and holds a distinction for being the burial ground for everyone in town, regardless of race or money. It is the final resting place for mayors, pirates, yellow fever victims and Confederate soldiers. It also features the grave of Vicente Martinez-Ybor, founder of Ybor City.
“sadly neglected, like many of the oldest cemeteries that find themselves wedged between a downtown and an interstate…”