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Entrance to the Cholera Graveyard on Elbow Cay, The Abacos
Hope Town Mariner's Monument at the Cholera Graveyard on Elbow Cay, The Abacos
Hope Town Mariner's Monument at the Cholera Graveyard on Elbow Cay, The Abacos
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In the 1850's, a dark cloud covered the community of Hope Town when residents were exposed to the Cholera epidemic. This highly contagious and incurable disease spread rapidly throughout the community resulting in 100 lives being lost. Although grief stricken by the tragic lost, the community rallied together and assigned a burial site for their loved ones.

Today, the graveyard remains in existence at its original site, but with no gravestones marking the graves. Preserving this part of their history allows visitors and locals to pay their respects to the lives lost. You can pick up a booklet with information at the location and also get some historical facts at Vernon's Grocery Store in Hope Town.

Hours Open: 7 days a week

Seasons Open: Year Round

Time Period Represented: Mid 1800s

Visitor Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

It is accessible by ferry from the mainland. Persons who are physically challenged or in wheelchairs should have no difficulty getting around the site, but should be careful in rocky areas.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are allowed but should be controlled.

For More Information, Contact:

Ms. Wynsome Ferguson

wferguson@bahamas.com

Abaco Tourist Office, P.O. Box AB-20663, Marsh Harbour, NO
(242) 367-3067 · fax (242) 699-0161

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Latitude: 26.500950000
Longitude: -76.995987000
Elevation: 47 FT (14 M)
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