City Seeks Input on Bosque Bello CemeteryFernandina Beach, FL – As part of an effort to create an overall master plan for management and preservation of historic Bosque Bello cemetery, the City is asking for citizen input. Topics include additional types of interment and future needs at the cemetery. To access the survey, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BosqueBello. The survey should not take more than ten minutes to complete.

A Bosque Bello master plan is directed in two elements of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Both the Recreation and Open Space and Historic Preservation Elements of the Comprehensive Plan state that a master plan shall be created for the cemetery. This plan will help ensure that proper stewardship is provided for the care and maintenance of Bosque Bello in years to come. The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for management of Bosque Bello. The Planning Department is assisting with creation of the plan.

Established c.1798, Bosque Bello Cemetery is a highly significant cultural resource in Fernandina Beach. Resting place to thousands, Bosque Bello, or “Beautiful Woods,” is a tangible reminder of our history and a peaceful and contemplative part of our City. The City of Fernandina Beach has owned and operated the cemetery since as early as 1857.

The Bosque Bello Cemetery, was said to have been established by the Spanish in 1798. The City of Fernandina Beach added a “new” section in the mid-1940’s.

The cemetery is located at 1320 North 14th Street near the entrance of historic Old Town Fernandina Beach.

Prices for burial lots:
$1,200 for City Residents
$1,500 for Non-City Residents

For more information, or to receive a hard copy of the survey, please call the City of Fernandina Beach Community Development Department at 904-310-3135 or email Adrienne Burke at aburke@fbfl.org.

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