Rawhide Cemetery is located in rural Jennings on property owned and managed by the Suwannee River Water Management District; Hamilton County Property Appraiser Parcel 3137-000 in Section 7 Twp 2N Range 13E. Reportedly nothing remains of the cemetery today.
The Hamilton Property Appraiser's office provided a map showing the approximate location of the Rawhide Cemetery and advised there are two possible access routes to the location. The first option from the nearest road on the west (NW 17th Way) - one would have to walk approximately 1/2 mile across pastureland to reach the cemetery. The second option from the nearest road on the east (NW 80th Lane) - would require walking approximately 3/8 mile on trails left by lumber trucks.
The WPA Veterans' Grave Registration Project of 1940-41 reported two Civil War Veterans buried in Rawhide Cemetery. Lewis and Solomon Tyre.
Lewis Anderson Tyre, Sr. 1833-1878. I found a headstone has been placed in his memory next to his wife Fannie in the Deas [Dees] Cemetery subsequent to my February 2007 survey of that cemetery. Additional information for him may also be found on the Find-A-Grave website www.findagrave.com.
However, Solomon Tyre was, found via findagrave.com, buried in Curlew Pioneer Cemetery, Palm Harbor, FL; his headstone may be viewed on findagrave.com. Additional information for both men may also be seen at www.civilwarflorida.com.
Directions published in Veterans' Graves Registration Project, St. Augustine, Florida 1940-1941; Hamilton County, Florida No. 24, P-44. Prepared by Veterans' Grave Registration Project Division of Professional and Service Projects Work Projects Administration. Sponsored by the Military Department of the State of Florida and co-sponsored by the American Legion, Department of Florida Hamilton 1940 - 1941 read as follows: Hamilton County Property Appraiser Section 8 Twp 2N Range 13E.
From the town of Jennings, go southeast on dirt road for 3 and 5/10 miles to Cowart's farm house, continue southeast on field road for 2/10 mile to cemetery. Two interments were reported, Lewis & Solomon Tyre
Information compiled by Lesleigh Laite Butts March 2011
TYRE, Lewis A, Sr., b. 1833 d. 1878, Pvt Co B 5th Fla Inf CSA. It is further inscribed: Remains are buried at Rawhide Cemetery in Jennings, Florida. Cemetery no longer maintained. This headstone was placed in Deas [Dees] Cemetery next to his wife Fannie Dees Tyre Howard. (See also civilwarflorida.com)
TYRE, Solomon, b. 1845 d. n/a, Civil War Pvt Co B 10th Fla Inf [extracted from WPA Veteran's Grace Registration Project 1940-41]. However, Solomon Tyre was found to be buried in Curlew Pioneer Cemetery in Pinellas County, FL. (findagrave.com - Memorial #17087486; see also civilwarflorida.com)
Additional Comments: Two interments in Rawhide Cemetery were extracted from the Veteran's Grave Registration Project Report.