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

Odd Fellows/Confederate Cemetery

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
1. Odd Fellows/Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Established circa 1840. this is Grenada's oldest cemetery. Buried here are many prominent, early citizens, including Rev. Abraham Lucas, who performed the "marriage of Pittsburg & Tullahoma" on July 4, 1836, forming Grenada. Also buried here are victims of 1878 Yellow Fever epidemic and approx. 150 Confederate soldiers.
 
Erected 1997 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1836.
 
Location. 33° 46.438′ N, 89° 48.644′ W. Marker is in Grenada, Mississippi, in Grenada County. Marker is on Cemetery Street west of Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grenada MS 38901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grenada (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edward C. Walthall (approx. half a mile away); Grenada Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away);
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By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
2. Odd Fellows/Confederate Cemetery & Marker
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Magic Slim (approx. ¾ mile away); Belle Flower M.B. Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); J. Augustine Signaigo (approx. 0.9 miles away); Grenada County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Grenada Blues (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grenada.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Odd Fellows/Confederate Cemetery. (Submitted on May 26, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
3. Confederate Cemetery grave markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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