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Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sandfield Cemetery

 
 
Sandfield Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
1. Sandfield Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Established before the Civil War, Sandfield Cemetery served historically as a burial ground for the African American community in Columbus. Among the approximately 250 people buried here are Rev. Jesse Freeman Boulden, a leader in the Reconstruction-era Republican Party and Robert Gleed, Sr., a former slave who served in the state senate. J.M. Coleman, a newspaper publisher, and Richard D. Littlejohn, Grand Master of the Prince Hall Affiliated Masonic Lodges, are also buried here.
 
Erected 2018 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesCommunicationsFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 33° 29.787′ N, 88° 24.147′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of South Martin Luther King Jr Drive and College
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Street, on the right when traveling south on South Martin Luther King Jr Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Adam Tonquin Stovall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baldwin Locomotive No. 601 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Queen City Hotel and 7th Avenue (approx. one mile away); Mississippi State College for Women (approx. one mile away); Demonstration School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Military Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Church of the Annunciation (approx. 1.3 miles away); Walter "Red" Barber (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
View from marker at portion of cemetery across the street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
2. View from marker at portion of cemetery across the street.
Main part of Sandfield Cemetery and marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
3. Main part of Sandfield Cemetery and marker.
The Sandfield Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
4. The Sandfield Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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