Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site Marker

Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site

Located on the southwest corner of 25th Street and Tamarind Avenue in West Palm Beach.

One of the most powerful hurricanes on record slammed into The Palm Beaches and Lake Okeechobee on September 16, 1928. The exact number of fatalities is believed to be close to 3,000 people. This mass burial site holds 674 African Americans who didn’t survive. Today, the site is a National Historic Landmark and a serene place to remember those interned.