Greenwood Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery (HM2EVT)

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N 32° 18.37', W 90° 11.007'

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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.
Year Placed1967
Placed ByGreenwood Cemetery Restoration Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 765196 N 3577858
Decimal Degrees32.30616667, -90.18345000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 18.37', W 90° 11.007'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 18' 22.2" N, 90° 11' 0.41999999999998" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
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