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Near Marion in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Marion Cemetery

Meridian Civil War Trail

 
 
Old Marion Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
1. Old Marion Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Memorials at Old Marion Cemetery honor 11 unknown Confederate soldiers. A marker also memorializes Confederate Major Constantine Rea, a lawyer and politician. His wife, Margaret, and their daughters saved Old Marion Courthouse after Union troops set it aflame.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Location. 32° 24.444′ N, 88° 37.033′ W. Marker is near Marion, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Old Homestead Road 0.3 miles south of Experiment Station Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4705 Old Homestead Road, Marion MS 39342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marion C.S.A. Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Marion CSA Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Jimmie Rodgers (approx. 3.7 miles away); 10th Avenue Masonic Cemeteries (approx. 4.6 miles away); 31st Infantry Division Memorial Highway (approx. 4.8 miles away); Peavey Electronics
Old Marion Cemetery Marker and the memorial graves. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
2. Old Marion Cemetery Marker and the memorial graves.
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Newell Chapel CME (approx. 5 miles away); St. John Baptist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Also see . . .  "Visit Meridian" on the Old Marion Cemetery. (Submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
View south towards marker and Confederate graves. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
3. View south towards marker and Confederate graves.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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