Just north of the City Gate lies the Huguenot Cemetery – also known as the Public Burying Ground. This half-acre plot was established in 1821, the same year that Florida became a United States Territory. That year people began to come south in droves to this semi-tropical land; to put down roots, improve their health and make a fresh start. Unfortunately, in 1821 another visitor arrived as well – yellow fever. Many victims of this epidemic have been laid to rest in the Huguenot Cemetery.

It is said that the Huguenot Cemetery is home to many restless spirits, but one of the most interesting stories is that of Judge John B. Sitckney.

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