Lt. Carl A. Bailey Cemetery Tour Rescheduled Nov. 21
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2019) – The Lt. Carl A. Bailey Cemetery Tour has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 21 at Lt. Carl A. Bailey Cemetery, 1018 Scott Ave., Punta Gorda. This program was originally scheduled for Nov. 15.
The Lt. Carl A. Bailey Cemetery, also known as the Cleveland Cemetery, was established ca. 1886 as an African-American burial ground and is still in use today. In 1957 the cemetery was renamed for Lt. Carl A. Bailey after he died in an auto accident in North Carolina. Carl, his parents, and most of the Bailey family are buried in this cemetery. Those interred on these grounds are some of the earliest pioneer settlers of Punta Gorda and Charlotte County, helping to shape the area into what we see today. Along with Lt. Carl A. Bailey, there are many veterans spanning back to the Spanish American War and Civil War.
Take a guided tour through Lt. Carl A. Bailey Cemetery and learn the story of the "Fighting Bailey Brothers," as well as other known pioneers interred in this historic cemetery. Tours take approximately 45 minutes and will depart every 15 minutes.
These are free outdoor walking tours; please wear closed-toe athletic footwear and prepare for the outdoors. Registration is recommended to secure a time slot.
For information, contact History Services at 941-629-7278.