Richloam General Store

The Richloam General Store served as the store and post office for the community of Richloam until 1936. Today they offer time period merchandise, J.R. Watkins products, Lodge Cast Iron products, stone ground dry goods, and a wide range of additional locally made products.

St. Catherine Matchett Cemetery

St. Catherine Matchett Cemetery is located west of Webster. In Webster, from the intersection of Market Blvd. and CR-478, go west on CR-478 for 3.5 miles to CR-765. The cemetery on the right at the intersection of CR-478 and CR-765. The GPS coordinates are N 28.61764 and W 82.11259. I have recorded the legible stones/markers beginning at the east end of the cemetery and counting stones beginning at the north end of the rows. Examples: R03-03 would be the third legibly marked grave in from the north end of row 3. R09-03 would be the third legibly marked grave in from the north end of the ninth row in from the west side. This is a very old cemetery and there are many stones that are no longer readable.

Wild Cow Prairie Cemetery

Wild Cow Prairie Cemetery is located in the southwestern area of Sumter County. Heading east on 476-B go over the I-75 over pass, right at the bottom will be a dirt road, turn right and you are there. The upkeep of this cemetery is credited to Sumter Correctional Institution, and the general condition is good. A couple of years ago vandals did some damage, but there are only two graves that have headstones that cannot be read.

Florida National Cemetery

“Florida National Cemetery is located in the Withlacoochee State Forest, approximately 50 miles north of Tampa in Sumter County, Fla. Withlacoochee State Forest was acquired by the federal government from private landowners between 1936 and 1939 under the provisions of the U.S. Land Resettlement Administration. The U.S. Forest Service managed the property until a lease-purchase agreement transferred it to the Florida Board of Forestry in 1958. Currently, Withlacoochee State Forest is the second-largest state forest in Florida, divided into eight distinct tracts of land.”

 

Source:  Florida National Cemetery, National Cemetery Association, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  Link

Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery is a large, well-kept cemetery located at 629 E. Noble Ave. near the intersection of US-301 and CR-476 in Bushnell. The cemetery is divided into blocks or sections which are unmarked.