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Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson

Greenwood Cemetery - Jackson, Mississippi
Greenwood Cemetery
Lamar Street and High Street, Jackson, MS 39202Map
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

One block north of the Capitol, near the Farish Street District, is this cemetery that has provided a roll call of Jackson's illustrious dead for more than 180 years. A walk among the headstones will reveal the names of six Confederate generals, more than 200 Confederate soldiers, several ex-mayors and the elder brother of Eudora Welty among countless others. A common misconception is that Civil Rights martyr Medgar Evers is buried here, but he is actually buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Greenwood Cemetery General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
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