Chestnut Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in town, with burials dating back to the early 19th century. It has a Southern Gothic quality; Spanish moss drips from the trees, the fences surrounding the cemetery and some of the plots are rusted and falling, and many of the stones are broken and falling down.
There were a number of stones of people born in Greece, Ireland and Germany who must have immigrated to the area in the early 1800s.
|Catherina Spano, wife of Italian immigrant Salvador Spano. The 1900 census indicates she was born in the United States, the daughter of Irish immigrants. Salvador is a fish and oyster dealer. Catherina died later that year age age 46.|
|Frederick Hoffman, born in Prussia in 1834, a seaman who died in Apalachicola in 1883 at age 49.|
|Aunt Bella's grave|
|Henry F. Simmons grave|