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Local Citizens Join Together to Clean up Historic Cemetery

Drivers traveling east on Ft. Dade Avenue can easily overlook the beautiful tree-shaded Spring Hill African-American cemetery that sits off the road. However, if you stop to look, you’ll see a large assortment of graves, some dating back to the early 1900s. Unfortunately, the cemetery has been vandalized numerous times over the past decades. The vandalism has included garbage dumping, desecration of graves and bones removed and theft of an American flag and flag pole.   

Hernando County Cemetery Preservation Society

PHOTOGRAPHY BY STAN TORNOW

Hernando County Cemetery Preservation Society is a group that has formed to clean up and restore cemeteries in Hernando County. They started by cleaning up Tucker Hill cemetery. They chose this cemetery, because it was in moderate disrepair. There are other cemeteries where cleaning up will require removing trees and will be a major undertaking.