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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. Mount Helm Baptist Church - Original Site (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S.S. Mississippi (about 500 feet away); Capitol Rally
Greenwood Cemetery Confederate Burial Ground image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
2. Greenwood Cemetery Confederate Burial Ground
The marker seen in the center of this view is the nearby "Confederate Burial Ground" marker.
(about 700 feet away); Confederate Burial Ground (about 800 feet away); Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Smith Robertson School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monument to Women of the Confederacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  Greenwood Cemetery. (Submitted on July 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Greenwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
3. Greenwood Cemetery
Greenwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
4. Greenwood Cemetery Marker
Greenwood Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
5. Greenwood Cemetery Entrance
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By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
6. Greenwood Cemetery
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By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
7. Greenwood Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 31, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi.   2. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3. submitted on July 18, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   4, 5. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   6, 7. submitted on July 18, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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