We are truly proud of our cemetery committee, chaired by Walt Bruetsch (and his predecessor, Doug Poulter), for the work that has been accomplished on this project, which has been ongoing since 1996. Basically, the project involves the recording of all tombstones and memorials found in the 14 known cemeteries of Martin County, FL. Since the project began, it has been expanded to include several columbariums and memorial gardens that contain burial references. To date, four (4) of these are known to exist.
As of Jun 2001, ten (10) cemeteries and one columbarium have been completed. Fern Hill Old Section Cemetery was entered into the database in June, 2006. A list of the cemeteries and columbariums currently involved in the project is shown below. Those completed and/or in progress, and searchable from this website, are indicated by a link to the online database. It is suggested that the viewer first identify the surname of interest from the Master Index, then select the specific cemetery (or columbarium) in which the surname is found. Each cemetery is identified by a three-digit number (see table below). Please make note that All Saints Cemetery, Fern Hill Old Section Cemetery and St. Mary's Columbarium are not included in the Master Index. You will have to go directly to the burial information for All Saints, Fern Hill and St. Mary's and conduct your search on that specific database.
Please note that the information regarding each specific cemetery has been obtained from fieldwork done by volunteers, and only in the larger burial grounds have actual records been used. Many of the sites had no layout, or even records, and, in some cases, the burial grounds were even abandoned or in disrepair. Sites have been shown where available and additional information regarding each cemetery (or burial ground) can be obtained from the MCGS Cemetery Committee.
It should further be noted that no attempt has been made to update the data recorded after the fieldwork was completed and no attempt was made to compare the data with official records or obituaries. There are, however, many Martin County obituaries from 1913 to the present available on microfilm in the genealogical (Special Collections) room of the Blake Library in Stuart, FL. Volunteers from the MCGS are available to assist you in locating names.
MCGS's Obituaries Indexes Project database may also provide you with some information.
For other cemeteries of the Treasure Coast area, the researcher may also wish to search records (including those of the MCGS Cemetery Project) by accessing the Martin County, FL USGenWeb site (an ongoing County section under the State of Florida section of the USGenWeb Project). The USGenWeb, a nationwide project, also includes the Tombstone Transcription Project to which the MCGS cemetery data will be submitted.
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|001||All Saints||Jensen Beach|
|003||Banner Lake||Hobe Sound|
|004||Dunklin||West Martin County|
|005||Church of Advent (c)||Palm City|
|007||Forest Hills||Palm City|
|011||New Monrovia||Port Salerno|
|012||Pine Rest||Port Salerno|
|013||Port Mayaca||Port Mayaca|
|015||St. Luke's (c)||Stuart|
|016||Washington Memorial||Jensen Beach|
|017||St. Mary's (c)||Stuart|
|018||St. Monica's (c)||Stuart|
|Go To: Stuart, FL. Obituaries Index|
Note: Columbariums and memorial gardens containing ashes only are indicated by (c). Two burial grounds in the immediate area, Eden and Spruce Bluff, may be found in the St. Lucie County records and are not a part of this project.
As the weather gets cooler in the fall, the Committee plans to continue their survey work. If you would like to participate as a volunteer in this project, or make suggestions, comments, and/or corrections to these pages, please contact Walt Bruetsch, MCGS Cemetery Committee Chairman via e-mail or (772) 220-1638.
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