Evergreen Cemetery

This peaceful wooded park is the resting place of many distinguished politicians and leaders of Jacksonville. Visit Evergreen Cemetery during normal visiting hours and tour the famous gravesites. Maps are provided at the main office.

Isaiah D. Hart
Hart is credited with founding Jacksonville in 1822 as a small town – originally named Cowford – on the north bank of the St. Johns River. His son, Ossian B. Hart, became the first Florida-born governor of the state.

Ossian B. Hart (1821-1874)
Son of Isaiah D. Hart, Ossian helped to reestablish the governments of Florida and Jacksonville after the Civil War.  In 1873, he became the 10th governor of Florida .

Governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (1857-1910)
Raised in Jacksonville, Broward was the 19th governor of Florida, serving from 1905 to 1909. He also served as Duval County sheriff and in the Florida House of Representatives.

Cora Crane
Proprietress of a Jacksonville resort, Crane was the wife of American novelist, poet and journalist Stephen Crane.

William Allen Bryan (1876-1908) and Nathan P. Bryan (1872-1935)
Both politicians, the Bryan brothers were U.S. senators from Florida who served as Democrats from 1907-1908 and 1911-1917, respectively. After Nathan Bryan’s term in the Senate, he returned to practicing law and became a judge in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Arthur G. Cummer (1894-1943)
Cummer was a prominent member of Jacksonville, active in the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and as a director of the Children's Home Society of St. Luke's Hospital. The Cummer family was known for its community spirit, and the family’s art collection and gardens laid the foundation for the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.