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Oral history project looks for information on Port Tampa Cemetery

Posted: 9:35 AM, Jan 27, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-27 09:35:03-05
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An oral history project is looking for information on the Port Tampa Cemetery.

New South Associates, Inc., in conjunction with MacDill Air Force Base and Argonne National Laboratory, wants to interview descendants of the people interred in the Port Tampa Cemetery.

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The cemetery is potentially located within MacDill Air Force Base in the general vicinity of the intersection of Interbay Blvd. and Manhattan Ave.

Records show burials took place in the cemetery as early as 1902 and as late as the 1930s.

The interviews will be conducted from late January through early February.

Persons with knowledge, family, or friends, associated with Port Tampa Cemetery are asked to contact Velma Fann, Historian at New South Associates, at vfann@newsouthassoc.com or 770-498-4155 x126.