City of Brooksville Cemetery History
The City of Brooksville Cemetery began its official operation of the Brooksville Cemetery in April 1887, when it acquired a 5-acre tract of land, encompassing an acre already in use as "a place of burial of the dead." Originally referred to as Chocochattee Cemetery, the cemetery is located at 1275 Olmes Road, near the intersection of State Road 50 and 50A. The earliest marked grave in the Brooksville Cemetery is that of Jane Hope, who died in 1845 at age 30, and was the wife of William Hope.
The Hope family was one of the first families to settle in this area as early as November 1832. The earliest documented burial is believed to have been that of Charlotte Wynn Pyles Crum, who was killed by Seminole Indians on September 12, 1842. Brooksville's Cemetery continued to grow, through additional purchases and gifts of land to the City, and today encompasses 51.5 acres. Brooksville Cemetery is the resting place for over 5000 souls and includes veterans from the Civil war, both Confederate and Union soldiers, Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, Korean War, Vietnam and more recent conflicts.
The Brooksville Cemetery is situated under old oak trees marked with beautiful flowers and occasional visiting wild life. There are more than 51 acres of land dedicated to honoring the spirits of those who have passed and memorializing their final resting place with a stone marker or bench. Brooksville Cemetery offers many burial options including traditional burial plot, mausoleums and cremation. Our cremations area allows for the placement of cremation vessels while providing an engraved stone.