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Greenville in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Original Chinese Cemetery

 
 
Original Chinese Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, October 5, 2020
1. Original Chinese Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
The first Chinese cemetery in the Delta was established here on August 18, 1913, on land purchased by Wong Yen and Joe King from H.L. Wells, owner of Wells Funeral Home. No longer in use, it is now owned by the Chinese Cemetery Association of Greenville. A second cemetery was established on Crescent Street in 1931.
 
Erected 2007 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 33° 23.043′ N, 91° 3.774′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Oakwood Drive and Trailwood Drive, on the right when traveling north on Oakwood Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville MS 38701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To John A. Fox (approx. ¼ mile away); Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Mississippi
Original Chinese Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, October 5, 2020
2. Original Chinese Cemetery Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); "Little Italy" (approx. half a mile away); Holt Collier (approx. half a mile away); Greenville Cypress Preserve (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gamwyn Park (approx. ¾ mile away); Pvt. Robert T. (Bobby) Henry (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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