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Near State Line in Greene County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Clark Cemetery

 
 
Clark Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
1. Clark Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Clark Cemetery was established by W.M.B. Clark (1809-1881) in 1879 with the burial of С.С. McInnis, born in 1804. It is the final resting place of a number of Greene County businessmen, legislators, county officials and veterans. Buried here are state senators Arthur R. Clark (1874-1951) and Jesse M. Byrd (1896-1966), and former county sheriff, Chancery Clerk and Superintendent of Education Emmett E. Smith (1900-1982). The Clark Cemetery is among the last remnants of the Clark community.
 
Erected 2015 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 31° 17.161′ N, 88° 34.43′ W. Marker is near State Line, Mississippi, in Greene County. Marker is on Old Avera Road, 0.1 miles south of Kate James Road, on
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the right when traveling north. Located in Clark (Clark Chapel) Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14083 Old Avera Road, State Line MS 39362, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Byron Patton "Pat" Harrison (approx. 9.3 miles away); Confederate Veterans of Greene County (approx. 9.3 miles away); Battle of McLeod's Mill (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Clark Cemetery Marker at the Clark Chapel Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
2. Clark Cemetery Marker at the Clark Chapel Cemetery.
Located about 14 miles south of the town of State Line.
Nearby grave of Arthur Clark, noted on marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
3. Nearby grave of Arthur Clark, noted on marker.
Nearby grave of С.С. McInnis noted on marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
4. Nearby grave of С.С. McInnis noted on marker.
Nearby grave of Jesse Byrd (on left), noted on marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
5. Nearby grave of Jesse Byrd (on left), noted on marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
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