History of Ocoee Cemetery

The settlement of Ocoee began when Dr. J. D. Starke led a group of slaves into the area in the mid 1850s. He first settled on the East shore of Lake Apopka in the Crown Point area in 1857.

Perhaps the next settler was Captain Bluford M. Sims, a native of Tennessee who served in the Confederacy and came by horseback in 1861. He had purchased a tract of 50 acres of land from Dr. J. D. Starke and established the first citrus nursery in the United States. He platted the land which is now downtown Ocoee and donated the land for the Ocoee Cemetery.

About This Site

By clicking the button below, you are entering the online map of Ocoee Cemetery. There is a tool bar on the upper right corner of the map. Each tool allows you to see the map legend, to search the map, to print the map, or to log in to another map that is designed for the City staff.

You can search the cemetery plot by the deceased's first name or last name. The results will appear at the lower left corner of the map. When you click on one of the results on the result panel, the map zooms to it, and a seperate window opens showing the photo of that plot. You can zoom in or out of the map by rolling the computer's mouse wheel.

Questions or Requests

If you have any questions or requests,please do not hesitate to contact me.