Video of a portion of the Huguenot Cemetery at night. The cemetery was established in 1821 soon after Florida became a U. S. territory. The cemetery, located just outside St. Augustine's north gate (City Gate), was first used for the interment of victims of the 1821 yellow fever epidemic and then for the burial of members of city's Protestant population. Near the end of the century, over-crowding of graves and the resulting concerns for sanitation and public health required that the small public and religious burying ground be closed. It has been left intact because the graveyard is said to be very haunted, making it a popular tourist attraction.