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

Greenwood Cemetery

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 27, 2018
1. Greenwood Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  A land grant from the federal government to the state of Mississippi, November 28, 1821, established this cemetery, which is Jackson’s oldest landmark. The General Assembly ordered a commission composed of the Governor, Secretary, Auditor and Treasurer of the State to “lay off such quantities of ground adjacent to the town or within the limits of the located grant, as they may deem expedient for the use of religious and charitable institutions and burying ground”. This burying ground was called “The Graveyard”; later, “City Cemetery”. This historical marker is a memorial to the founders and pioneer builders of the City of Jackson who lie buried in this sacred ground.

Father, in thy gracious keeping
Leave we now they servants sleeping.

 
Erected 1967 by Greenwood Cemetery Restoration Association.
 
Location. 32° 18.37′ N, 90° 11.007′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on George Street west of North West Street, on
Greenwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
2. Greenwood Cemetery Marker
Marker is located inside Greenwood Cemetery to the left of the entrance.
the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker located inside Greenwood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson MS 39202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mississippi Governors Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Greenwood Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Helm Baptist Church - Original Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S.S. Mississippi (about 600 feet away); Mt. Helm Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Confederate Burial Ground (about 700 feet away); Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. (about 800 feet away); Capitol Rally (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Greenwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 27, 2018
3. Greenwood Cemetery Marker
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 10, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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