According to the Graves Registration Project (1940-1941) conducted by the Federal Works Agency Work Projects Administration of Florida, this was a cemetery for the black community with “no burials of veterans reported.”
DIRECTIONS: The directions to the cemetery in the aforementioned report said: “ From (the old Flagler County) Court House in the City of Bunnell, go east on Moody Boulevard 4 blocks. Turn left (north) on Bacher Street and go 5/10 mile to the cemetery which lies on the right (east) of the road.”
This cemetery is no longer in being, although the compiler recalls a cemetery being in that general area when he was attending elementary school in Bunnell (1946).
According to a story in the November 9, 1978 edition of the Flagler Tribune written by Carl Laundrie, the area of the cemetery was at one time owned by I. I. Moody. Laundrie interviewed Alice Hunter, a long-time resident of Bunnell’s black community, who said Moody set aside an area for a black cemetery.
Hunter was brought to Bunnell with the Moody family from, Dublin, GA when she was five years old. Hunter’s mother was buried in the cemetery, along with several of her relatives.
Sam Williams, Jr., whose father, Sam Williams, was buried in the cemetery, estimated that 50 to 100 people were buried in the area.
The cemetery eventually became the property of Lewis Edward Wadsworth, III, who said the last burial in the cemetery was in the 1950's when Sam Dozier asked permission to bury his son. Wadsworth in the early 1950's gave the Espanola Masonic Lodge No. 161, a cemetery for the black community off Old Kings Road north of S. R. 100 (see the Masonic Cemetery Listing on this web-site).
In 1960, Wadsworth sold the area that is now Colony Park, including the old cemetery, to Dewey Moody and Tom Holden who subdivided the area into what is presently known as Colony Park.