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.
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.