Greenwood Cemetery (Jackson, Mississippi)

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This article is about the Greenwood Cemetery in Jackson, Mississippi. For other graveyards named Greenwood Cemetery, see Greenwood Cemetery (disambiguation).
Greenwood Cemetery
A view of Greenwood Cemetery showing the graves of Confederate soldiers.
Greenwood Cemetery (Jackson, Mississippi) is located in Mississippi
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
Governing body Local
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]

Historical marker for Greenwood Cemetery.

Confederate generals[edit]

Mississippi governors[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Mississippi Landmarks". Mississippi Department of Archives and History. May 2008. Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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