Key West Cemetery

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19 acres of land are the final resting place for around 100,000 deceased which is more than twice the number of Key West's living population. The cemetery would probably have more if the prior one had not been destroyed by a hurricane in 1847, washing its bodies out to sea. A special section, the African Cemetery at Higgs Beach, was set aside for 294 Africans who had fallen ill on slave ships in 1860, perishing soon after reaching land. The cemetery is open every day from 7 to 7 in the summer, and 7 to 6 in the winter.