New Memorial Scatter Garden at Historic Gulf Cemetery

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Historic Gulf Cemetery was officially granted by President Woodrow Wilson on June 17, 1914, making it over 104 years old.  The 40-acre cemetery property is located just north of Gulf Place off Highway 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Since its inception the cemetery has been governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors of the Gulf Cemetery Association, a 501(c)(13) non-profit organization. Recently, the Board responded to a growing need to provide more cost efficient options to the traditional burial plots offered.  After consulting with other local cemeteries, the idea for a scatter garden emerged. In May 2018, the Memorial Scatter Garden was established, providing an additional area of the cemetery to memorialize deceased loved ones whose remains were cremated, as well as others with no remains available. It specifically provides a place for the surface scattering of cremated human remains (if available) along with an optional memorial marker to be placed in memory of the deceased individual. For more information on the Memorial Scatter Garden, please visit  

If you have any questions or would like to learn about more options for plots at the cemetery, please contact us via email at or by phone at (850) 586-3287.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 6, 2018 @ 8am will be the next “Clean-Up Day” at the cemetery.  Please come join the all-volunteer Board Members of Gulf Cemetery Association and aid in the effort to spruce up the cemetery by picking up trash, fallen limbs, etc. In the event of inclement weather, we will reschedule the clean-up day to October 20th, same time.

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