Greenwood Cemetery (Jackson, Mississippi)

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Greenwood Cemetery
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A view of Greenwood Cemetery showing the graves of Confederate soldiers.
Greenwood Cemetery (Jackson, Mississippi) is located in Mississippi
Greenwood Cemetery (Jackson, Mississippi)
Greenwood Cemetery (Jackson, Mississippi) is located in the US
Greenwood Cemetery (Jackson, Mississippi)
Location Bounded by West, Davis, Lamar and George Sts., Jackson, Mississippi
Coordinates 32°18′30″N 90°11′0″W / 32.30833°N 90.18333°W / 32.30833; -90.18333Coordinates: 32°18′30″N 90°11′0″W / 32.30833°N 90.18333°W / 32.30833; -90.18333
Built 1822
Website www.greenwoodcemeteryjackson.org
NRHP reference # 84000474
USMS # 049-JAC-0331-NR-ML
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 20, 1984[2]
Designated USMS August 1, 1984[1]

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.[2][1]

The "garden park" type cemetery contains the largest collection of everblooming "own root" (not grafted) antique and modern shrubs roses in the country - several hundred shrubs representing over 40 named cultivars - as well as numerous hardy bulbs and other flowering shrubs and trees.

Notable interments[edit]

Confederate generals[edit]

Mississippi governors[edit]

Others[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mississippi Landmarks" (PDF). Mississippi Department of Archives and History. May 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 9, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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