Tylertown in Walthall County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Founders Cemetery is located on land bought in 1819 by Joseph Thornhill, later owned by Cullen Conerly and then Ephraim Rushing. Early residents of Conerly's (later named Tylertown) are buried here, among them more than thirty children. Founders include William Tyler, Tylertown's namesake; pioneer William Thornhill; merchants James and Mary Conerly; and members of the Magee, Lampton, Collins, Rushing, Holmes, Ball and Simmons families. Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War soldiers rest here. Burials ceased in 1919.
Erected 2019 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 31° 7.334′ N, 90° 8.366′ W. Marker is in Tylertown, Mississippi, in Walthall County. Marker is on Ball Avenue north of College Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 Ball Avenue, Tylertown MS 39667, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Conerly's P.O. and Lampton's Store (approx. ¼ mile away); Walthall County Training School Simmons House (approx. 4 miles away); China Grove Methodist Church (approx. 7.7 miles away); Holmesville (approx. 11.1 miles away); Holmesville Cemetery (approx. 11.3 miles away); Creation of Pike County (approx. 11½ miles away); Old Pike County Chancery Clerk's Office (approx. 11½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tylertown.
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