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Pinewood (Cocoplum) Cemetery
LPI Florida - October 2008
The Pinewood Cemetery is a hidden pearl for historians and paranormal investigators alike. Because it is overgrown with lush tropical plants one could easily drive by it without recognizing that it is a burial ground for some of Miami's earliest pioneers. Pinewood Cemetery is actually an historic, four acre cemetery which is no longer used; in fact, the last official burial was somewhere around 1969. The first impression one receives when visiting this site is that this place is forgotten and is in a constant battle with time, nature, and developers.

The funding for Pinewood Cemetery is scarce and it seems that this cemetery never received the official status or respect it deserved. Luckily the cemetery is now protected by law and has managed to survive the many plans in place to level the area and turn it over to developers.

Not many public records regarding the cemetery are available thus making it difficult to find out more about the people buried on site. According to some sources Pinewood was even used as a burial ground for paupers. A plaque toward the back of the cemetery informs visitors that there are more than 200 people buried there; yet, there are fewer than 25 grave markers.