The St. Matthews Baptist Church Cemetery was established in 1902 and operated by the Nineteen Forties. The cemetery was destroyed for redevelopment.
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Archaeologists on Wednesday confirmed they discovered an extra 258 graves from a destroyed African American cemetery beneath a Clearwater enterprise property and lengthening out to the adjoining paved street.
This brings the entire variety of found graves from the St. Matthews Baptist Church Cemetery to 328.
Senior archaeologist with Cardno, Erin McKendry, offered the findings in the course of the Clearwater African American Cemeteries Memorial Committee assembly, hosted by the Clearwater/Higher Pinellas Department of the