Monday, October 31, 2011

St Michael's Cemetery – Pensacola

My Daughter
So where does a father take his college student daughter for a nice day out on the town. Well if his daughter is studying Forensic Anthropology, the cemetery of course. It was nice of her to dress for the occasion.

Pensacola has a century old and recently restored cemetery right in historic downtown. The St. Michael's Cemetery is easy to get to and free to those above ground. On our exploration we found markers from the early 1800's right up to 2003. The amount of children's markers was alarming but a reminder of how far we have come in the last century.

Maybe not the first choice of most visitors to Pensacola but this was a good excuse to take out my camera. I took plenty of pictures to add to my tombstone collection. For those tracking their family tree or researching notable figures in Pensacola history, the cemetery has been very well mapped and has it's own APP. What doesn't these days? If you like the few photos I put in this blog, check out my larger collection on Flickr.  


  1. Oh, I love me a good old cemetery! I'm not ghoulish, but it's fascinating, intriguing and beautiful!! And if the forensic anthropology doesn't work out, there's always crime fiction!!

  2. @Red - Actually Crime Scene Tech would fall under this category but story writing might make a great fall back. I think the real crime is the cost of student loans.