|KEY WEST: Monroe County|
City Cemetery: (FLORIDA HISTORIC CEMETERY #2). City Cemetery, Windsor Lane, Key West FL 33040. This second oldest cemetery in the state was founded in 1865. Congregation B'nai Zion, Florida's first congregation (since 1877) owns a section, with an entrance on Francis Street. Early graves date to 1880s. All records are in the sexton's office at main gate. Source: Bernard Kouchel
" As you walk along Seventh Avenue, look for the black archway with the letters "B'nai Zion" marking the Jewish Cemetery entry. To the immediate left is a large white crypt with a facing tablet inscribed 'I Told You I was Sick'." Source.
The U.S. Navy Plot, dedicated on December 11, 1898, contains a monument paid for by citizens of Key West in memory of the 27 sailors killed in Havana when the battleship Maine exploded and sank in Havana Harbor, beginning the Spanish-American War. Among these were a number of Jewish sailors. Source. [January 2002]
Key West Cemetery: Margaret Street, Key West. Jewish Cemetery at 21st and Franklin Streets. 1790s burial ground established by Isaiah Isaacs for German and Dutch Jewish settlers. See: http://freenet.vcu.edu/tourism/histrich/jews.html [January 2002]
Southern Keys Cemetery: 258 Avenue A, Key West 3304.
Southern Keys Cemetery: p. 03455; Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield, Columbus OH; (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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