“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Greenwood Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, November 13, 2011
1. Greenwood Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Greenwood Cemetery is the oldest landmark in Jackson. Authorized by the Mississippi Legislature on January 1, 1823. It was later expanded from six to twenty-two acres and given its present name. Among those buried here are numerous governors, public officials, teachers, clergy and Confederate soldiers. In 2001, acclaimed author Eudora Welty was buried here. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Greenwood was the main cemetery during Jackson’s first fifty years of existence.
Erected 2008 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 32° 18.359′ N, 90° 10.987′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of George Street and North West Street, on the right when traveling west on George Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson MS 39202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Mississippi (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capitol Rally (about 700 feet away); Smith Robertson School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monument to Women of the Confederacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carter Jewelers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greyhound Bus Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Alamo Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trumpet Records (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 31, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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