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Near Randolph in Pontotoc County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Salmon Cemetery

 
 
Salmon Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
1. Salmon Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Salmon Cemetery contains the graves of descendants of John Anderson and Mary Ann “Polly” tutor Salman, who settled here in 1858 from North Carolina. A Confederate soldier, John died on August 28, 1864. He was buried near the family home, which is no longer extant. Since Polly’s death in 1915, additional family members have been buried here, including veterans of the Civil War, World War I, world War II, and the Korean War. In 1982, a trust was established to maintain the cemetery in perpetuity.
 
Erected 2020 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is August 28, 1864.
 
Location. 34° 11.022′ N, 89° 11.602′ W. Marker is near Randolph, Mississippi, in Pontotoc County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lindsey Loop (County Highway 186) and Boy Scout Road (County Highway 185), on the left when traveling north. This marker and cemetery are located at the
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
2. Salmon Cemetery Marker
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end of a gravel road that begins at the end of a private drive. The private drive is located near the intersection of County Roads 185 and 186. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Randolph MS 38864, 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. A different marker also named Salmon Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Randolph School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Betty Allen (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Betty Allen (approx. 7.9 miles away); Lochinvar (approx. 11.3 miles away); Chickasaw Female College (approx. 12 miles away); Pontotoc Creek Treaty (approx. 12 miles away); Pontotoc Electric Power Association (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Randolph.
 
John A. Salmon Original Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
3. John A. Salmon Original Gravestone
Salmon Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
4. Salmon Cemetery
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
5. Salmon Cemetery Sign
Located at entrance to private drive, near the intersection of County Roads 185 & 186.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 24, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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