Whitmire Cemetery is the resting place for many respectable, Pensacola families and their loved ones and is located near Olive Baptist Church. According to Jacquelyn Wilson, a local historian of the area and Archivist/Historian for the University of West Florida Historic Trust, “Whitmire cemetery is a public cemetery on Whitmire Road in the Ferry Pass area of Pensacola. This cemetery was set up in the early 1900s by a local family so that there would be a community burial ground.”
In the late 1950s, the cemetery was the location for a series of some of Pensacola’s most notorious and disturbing crimes. At a time in America’s history when few people locked their doors, citizens of Pensacola came to fear who (or what) lurked amongst the graves of Whitmire Cemetery at night.
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