At least 55 people are still buried at the corner of Holt Avenue and Engman Street, the site of a historic Black cemetery where 300 graves have since been moved.
Those remains were left behind more than 60 years ago when land was cleared to build a public pool and school. Now, memories will be honored with an historic marker at the “Clearwater Colored Cemetery,” according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The marker reminds visitors the land is still a cemetery, reflecting “the social history of the African American community with burial customs that can be traced” back to slavery.
– Staff report, Florida Politics