Today, I want to take ye rabbits south of the Orlando International Airport, across the Osceola County line into the bustling little town of St. Cloud.
The oldest cemetery here is Mount Peace. It has a nice iron gate, stone columns, and a sexton's office on site.
According to the sexton's records, the cemetery was founded back in 1910. But, that date seems a little suspect to yours truly.
For instance, I found this gravemarker for William Jackson Brack (17 January 1837 - 30 April 1901), who served as the first Mayor of Orlando, 1875-7.
How could it be that he died 9 years before the cemetery was founded?
Were his remains brought here after the fact and reinterred?
Or, was this originally a family cemetery that was later deeded to the city?
I'd love to get to the bottom of this mystery.