Radar Finds More Than 120 Coffins Buried Beneath Tampa, Florida, Apartment Complex

Posted by Jean-Yves on Sep 3, 2019
 

Ground-penetrating radar has detected what appear to be more than 120 coffins under an apartment complex in Tampa, the remains of the lost cemetery revealed by the Tampa Bay Times.

The 2½-acre, segregation-era burial ground, believed to be the city’s first for African-Americans, was established in 1901 along the 3700 block of Florida Ave. and extended back around 400 feet. It disappeared nearly a century ago when the land was parceled off for white developments.

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