Lincoln Cemetery Society Inc. has made it our mission to restore the cemetery to what it was intended to be, a peaceful, serene, garden-like resting place,  and

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Lincoln Cemetery Society holds cleanups regularly to maintain the grounds and improve the property.  We are always looking for help and volunteers!  Here's how you can help:

The awarding of Pinellas County’s $90,000 BP grant monies originally earmarked for rehabilitation efforts at Gulfport’s Lincoln Cemetery will come down to a future vote,  More...

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Veterans as far back as the U.S. Civil War are buried here, as well as notable civic historical figures.  From years of neglect, the cemetery fell into deplorable condition.  The Lincoln Cemetery Society Inc. has been established to change that.  We hope you feel as compelled as we do to explore and preserve the cemetery's rich history!


..."group of 51 other students from Boca Ciega High School are now authors of The Lincoln Cemetery Chronicles, a nearly 

BP Grant for Lincoln Cemetery Will Require a Vote
Posted by: Debbie Wolfe March 28, 2018

Lincoln Cemetery served as the main burial ground for St. Petersburg's black population from the year it opened in 1926 and throughout the segregation era. 

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to preserve it as a place where families can visit, find  their loved ones, and pay their respects for generations.  

It is also our intent to see that it serves as an honorable memorial for our fallen war veterans and civic leaders who are buried here as well.  Find out how you can become part of the mission!

Boca Ciega High School students write nearly 200-page book about Lincoln Cemetery

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Dr. Basha P. Jordan, Jr., the grandson of Elder Jordan who is the namesake for St. Petersburg’s historic Jordan Park, was officially named as one of the advisors to the Lincoln Cemetery Society. His great grandfather is buried at the cemetery. Photo by Helen J. Simon.
From left, Kendrick Gray, Krista Burge, Thanh Tran, Jaleah Polk and Decker Lavely hold a copy of The Lincoln Cemetery Chronicles in the Lincoln Cemetery. The cemetery is next to their school, Boca Ciega High School. Photos by LARA CERRI | Times

200-page book about the condition, history and legacy of the cemetery. One goal of their book was to ensure that others did not pass by the cemetery without thinking about it, as they once did."


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By Asa Royal,

Times Staff Writer
Published: June 13, 2017