Jewish Cemetery (Port Gibson, Mississippi)

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Jewish Cemetery
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Jewish Cemetery (Port Gibson, Mississippi) is located in Mississippi
Jewish Cemetery (Port Gibson, Mississippi)
Location 900 Marginal St., Port Gibson, Mississippi
Coordinates 31°57′22″N 90°58′45″W / 31.95611°N 90.97917°W / 31.95611; -90.97917Coordinates: 31°57′22″N 90°58′45″W / 31.95611°N 90.97917°W / 31.95611; -90.97917
Area less than one acre
MPS Historic Cemeteries of Port Gibson TR
NRHP Reference # 79003415[1]
Added to NRHP July 22, 1979

Jewish Cemetery is a historic Jewish cemetery in Port Gibson, Mississippi.

History[edit]

The cemetery was established in 1871 by Louis Kiefer, Mayer Bock, and Moses Kaufman.[2] Members of the Jewish Cemetery of Port Gibson Association paid an annual fee of US$2.50.[3] They subsequently established a trust fund held by the Southern Mississippi Bank of Port Gibson.[3]

The cemetery has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since July 22, 1979. It was restored in 1986.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities - Congregation Gemiluth Chassed - Port Gibson, Mississippi". Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Turitz, Leo; Turitz, Evelyn (1983). Jews in Early Mississippi. Oxford, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi. p. 38. ISBN 9780878051786. OCLC 9197261.