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Greenwood Cemetery

North West Street, Jackson, MS, USA
Telephone: (601) 960-1487

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 18' 21.276", -90° 10' 59.3652"
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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, cleargy 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.

Last updated: 6/17/2009 10:15:00

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Greenwood Cemetery:
Greenwood Cemetery is a cemetery located in downtown Jackson, Mississippi. Still in use, it was established by a federal land grant on November 21, 1821. It was originally known simply as The Graveyard and later as City Cemetery before the present name was adopted in 1899. It is the final resting place of Confederate generals, former governors of Mississippi, mayors of Jackson, as well as other notable figures, the most recent of whom is internationally acclaimed author Eudora Welty. The graves of over 100 unknown Confederate soldiers are also located here. Greenwood Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a Mississippi Landmark in 1984.

Website: Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, MS
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