The Chestnut Street Cemetery is the oldest burying ground in Apalachicola and is the burial site of many individuals connected with the town’s history and development. Approximately 540 marked graves are located in the cemetery, but many more gravesites are unmarked. A variety of tombstones decorate the graveyard, from simple vertical slabs from the 1830s to elaborate marble monuments. A few graves are marked with simple wooden crosses or a blanket of shells with no names. Beginning in 1912, the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) marked the graves of all the Civil War veterans in the cemetery. There are at least 79 Confederate veterans and 7 Union veterans buried in the cemetery.