Thursday, July 7, 2011

Antioch Cemetery, Island Grove, Fl.

  I just revisited the Antioch Cemetery, which is located in a very rural area and is only a couple of miles from Carlton Cemetery. This cemetery has apparently been here since the late 1800's and is well maintained. It's main claim to fame is that Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her last husband are buried there. She was a famous author back in the 1930's to 1950's. She was best known for "The Yearling" and "Cross Creek". She lived in Cross Creek which is a few miles away. Her house and property are now part of  the Florida State Park system.
  Also buried there is Zelma Cason, a neighbor of her's who sued her for libel in 1943 because of how she was depicted in the book "Cross Creek". It is said that they made up after a short period.

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