Unit 9
huguenot cemetery -
coquina preserving the past

Students learn how coquina stone has helped to preserve the history of early Floridians.

academic outcomes/lesson objectives:

Students read selections introducing them to the information that coquina grave markers give us about Florida’s past.


Florida Public Archaeology Network. 28 February 2008 <http://www.flpublicarchaeology.org>.
Harvey, Karen. Personal Interview. 6 February 2008.

Mitchell, Florence. A History of the Huguenot Cemetery 1821-1884, St. Augustine, Florida. St. Augustine, FL: The Friends of the Huguenot Cemetery, 1998.

Waters, Henry Fritz-Gilbert. “Genealogical Gleanings in England.” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vols. 37-52 (1896).


Kelley Weitzel, http://www.KelleyWeitzel.com

Student Articles & Activities:

1. History of the Huguenot Cemetery
2. Who is Buried at the Huguenot Cemetery?
3. How is Coquina Used at the Huguenot Cemetery?
4. Examples of Coquina Grave Markers
5. A Map of the Huguenot Cemetery
6. ACTIVITY: Find the Coquina Graves


Biodegrade, Border, Catholic, Cemetery, Consumption, Coquina, Epidemic, Footstone, Grave,
Grave Rubbing, Headstone, Huguenot, Life Span, Protestant, Tourism, Vandalism, Yellow Fever

How can you visit the Huguenot Cemetery?

To set up a group tour of the Huguenot Cemetery, send an email to Karen Harvey at kharvey@aug.com.


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