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Cemetery at Croom
« on: April 18, 2008, 03:10:32 PM »
Does anybody know any history behind the cemetery on Tucker hill?

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Re: Cemetery at Croom
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 03:16:43 PM »
Does anybody know any history behind the cemetery on Tucker hill?

Found this?
Hernando County FlArchives Cemeteries.....Tucker Hill Cemetery - Complete Survey
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File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
Kacie Allen kacie.allen@ncf.edu January 3, 2007, 8:07 pm

Abstracted By: Kacie Allen

Located northwest of Brooksville, FL on Croom Rd. From US-41
take Croom Rd. approximately 7 miles till it becomes
unpaved, continue approximately 2 miles. On right there will
be parking, fire tower, and map for trail heads. If facing
board with trail maps, turn to immediate right and walk
around wooden rails marking the opening for other trails, a
wider, unmarked trail cut into the woods will bring you to
the cemetery after a 1 minute walk. From SR-50 turn on Croom
Rital Rd, which becomes Croom Rd, follow till it becomes
unpaved and trail head and parking lot will be to the left.


File at: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/fl/hernando/cemeteries/tuckerhi2ncm.txt

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Re: Cemetery at Croom
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 03:19:28 PM »
And I thougt it was my imagination when I felt there was somebody following me.

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Re: Cemetery at Croom
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 04:16:32 PM »
I always feel like someone is following me even if there isn't a cemetary.  Refer to sickness called "Singletrack Schizophrenia". ;D
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Re: Cemetery at Croom
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2008, 04:38:14 PM »
I didn't even know there was a cemetary there! Wow, I knew there was some form of a spiritual connection there somehow. Let alone that close to the trailhead.
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Re: Cemetery at Croom
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2008, 10:10:10 PM »
I always feel like someone is following me even if there isn't a cemetary.  Refer to sickness called "Singletrack Schizophrenia". ;D

Yeah that still happens to me!!! ;D

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Re: Cemetery at Croom
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2008, 05:23:00 PM »
the thing about cemeteries is that people are just dying to get in there!  ;D
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Re: Cemetery at Croom
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2008, 06:39:49 PM »
I have never been to croom yet but Sounds like a creepy ride. a cemetery, then I read about the spirit tree who's wind chimes you can hear echo thought the woods. This brings back to many memories of the blair witch project.

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Re: Cemetery at Croom
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2008, 07:15:54 PM »
I'm not sure if it's still there but at one time there was a memorial on the side of the trail. It was a little before the clay pit area. Another rider told me it was for a rider that passed away while riding. Sad if it's true.
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Re: Cemetery at Croom
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2008, 07:28:47 PM »
I'm not sure if it's still there but at one time there was a memorial on the side of the trail. It was a little before the clay pit area. Another rider told me it was for a rider that passed away while riding. Sad if it's true.

Passed away while riding???  Thats it, Im not going out there.

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Re: Cemetery at Croom
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2008, 07:44:03 PM »
I'm not sure if it's still there but at one time there was a memorial on the side of the trail. It was a little before the clay pit area. Another rider told me it was for a rider that passed away while riding. Sad if it's true.

It's still there - after Tucker Hill parking headed South just before the red clay pits.  Skip Murphy was a friend of many who died of a massive heart attack while enjoying the sport he loved.  He was a strong rider who at times would offer words of encouragement to those struggling or of less experience on the trail.  A guy who was a little rough around the edges, but very giving from the inside.  We who knew him still observe his place on the trail as we ride that area.

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Re: Cemetery at Croom
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2008, 08:08:01 PM »
it's very sad to hear things like this happen to very active and healthy people.

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Re: Cemetery at Croom
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2009, 11:57:10 AM »
Does anybody know any history behind the cemetery on Tucker hill?
Took a walk to the cemetery the other day after a ride (nice Orange tree in the middle for those of you who dare to dine of its fruit).  Interesting vibe around the place.  Found this link -- not a bad read.

http://pascocemeteries.org/hernando_tucker_hill_cem.html

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Re: Cemetery at Croom
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2009, 02:28:59 PM »
I missed this when it was originally posted. I was a bit pre-occupied with life at the time.

Skip was a very dear friend and one of the first people I met when I first started MTBing. He lived a somewhat bohemian lifestyle and never got conventional medical care. He had warning signs of a heart problem but ignored them. He was probably still turning the cranks when he passed. How cool is that?

Anyway, his marker on the south red is the very spot where he fell as he passed. I always stop there, grab my friend and go for a ride with him. :)

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Re: Cemetery at Croom
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2009, 10:58:34 AM »
Took a walk to the cemetery the other day after a ride (nice Orange tree in the middle for those of you who dare to dine of its fruit).  Interesting vibe around the place.  Found this link -- not a bad read.

http://pascocemeteries.org/hernando_tucker_hill_cem.html
Thanks for the link.  I now know more about that cementary now and the history around that area.  I wish I could see pictures of that place I am sure there was a florida cracker home near by there. 

 

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