Pensacola: Seville Historic District:

St Michael

 thumbnail Pensacola: Seville Historic District: St Michael

The colonial city of Pensacola grew to the east of the original fort. Townspeople began to build an infrastructure to support the needs of the settlement. Because of high mortality in those early days, one of those needs included the designation of a burial site. Thus, St. Michael's Cemetery was developed on the distant outskirts of the colonial city of Pensacola. Today, St. Michael's Cemetery is an open-air museum at the core of our urban environment. Formally surveyed by the Spanish in 1807, St. Michael's Cemetery may have been used as a burying ground as early as the mid 18th century. Preliminary investigations suggest that along with the 3200 marked burials, a large number of unmarked burials are also present on the site.