The Hickory Bluff Cemetery was established in the late 1800s adjacent to land owned by July Roberts, an early African-American settler.
It is believed that the first burials began here following the Civil War when freed African-Americans settled in the area and engaged in farming and fishing. William Curry, an early white landowner added to the original plot and recorded a “colored cemetery” already in existence. Burial records prior to 1908 are undocumented however the last cemetery caretaker recorded fourteen known burials between the years 1908 and the final interment in 1947.
Charlotte County would like to recognize the Hickory Bluff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for adopting Hickory Bluff Cemetery. Volunteer groups interested in local history, beautification, preservation and archaeology are vital to historical cemetery preservation.
If your group or organization would like to Adopt-A-Cemetery please contact Keep Charlotte Beautiful at 941.764.4390.
Hickory Bluff Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony held Feb. 25, 2016