Coon Hill qualifies as historic

The Coon Hill Cemetery, located outside of the town of Jay, Fla., is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, according to Matthew Dobson, president of the Jay Historical Society (JHS) and coordinator of the annual Coon Hill 5K Run to fund the cemetery's upkeep.

JHS recently received a letter from the Florida Department of State in response to a preliminary sit information questionnaire (PSIQ) JHS submitted.

The historical qualification comes under the criterion A, designating it as an early settlement/exploration as the oldest cemetery in Santa Rosa County and the bes...

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