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Directions added January 2002

Calhoun County now uses a 911 system. If the county map was divided into four equal sections, roughly the County Roads (CR) would be located in:

Northeast - 100s        Northwest - 200s

Southwest - 300s        Southeast - 400s

There are multiple ways to arrive at most of these locations. I have tried to use the safest and easiest routes, though not always the shortest.

Most of these cemeteries are located in rural areas with no water, no stores, no facilities.

If the cemeteries are on private property, you need to receive permission to cross the properties.

Trespassers will not be tolerated!



Antioch Cemetery, South of Sarepta            From Bruce go north 3.5 miles staying on Highway 9 toward Pontotoc. The cemetery is located on the west side of the highway next to the Antioch Baptist ChurchCemetery gate photos were submitted by Peggy Young.    Additional photos on Find-a-grave.com

Ball - Crowley Cemetery, Near Bentley, South of Derma            From Highway 8 East in Derma, turn south on CR 418, go past the Bentley Baptist Church for two miles to CR 479. Turn right on CR 479. On the eastside of CR 479 is a high, red clay ditch bank. The Ball Cemetery is on top of this hillside. There is no way to drive up it: you must climb carefully. Photos

Ballenger Cemetery, West of Bruce     The Ballenger Cemetery became the Rocky Branch Church Cemetery per Thurman Massey. Please scroll down to Rocky Branch for directions.

Banner Cemetery (New), Banner            From Bruce, go north to the intersections of Highways 9 and 9W. Turn north on 9W and go 4 miles to the Banner Crossing at CR 275. Turn west and go1 block and turn north on CR 276. The cemetery is on the west side of the road.

Banner Cemetery (Old), West Banner            From Bruce, go north to the intersections of Highways 9 and 9W. Turn north on 9W and go 4 miles to the Banner Crossing at CR 275. Turn west and continue to the 3rd hill, across from the Banner Bluegrass Park. As you turn in the drive of the Castleberry’s, the cemetery is directly to the south; it can be clearly seen from the Castleberry’s backyard.  View submitted transcriptions   Transcription Notes by Bob Caldwell

Benela Cemetery, South of Calhoun City            From Highway 8 East in Derma, turn south on CR 418, go across the bottom and up Benela Hill. At the top of the hill, turn west on CR 457, go 2/10 of a mile and turn south on CR 459. The driveway to the cemetery is immediately to the left as you turn on CR 459.

Bentley [Russell] Cemetery, South of Derma            From Highway 8 East in Derma, turn south on CR 418, go past the Bentley Baptist Church. Turn east on CR 471 and go approximately 1/10 mile. On the right will be a dirt driveway angling toward the north. The cemetery is 1/10 mile up the drive behind a large log structure. View submitted transcriptions

Bethel Cemetery, North of Dentontown Community           From Calhoun City, go 5 miles south on Hwy. 9 to the 8 & 9 intersection. Stay to the right, which becomes Highway 8 west and go to the old Pleasant Hill Store. Turn south on CR 369, cross two canal bridges. Stay on CR 369and when the pavement ends continue to the intersection of CR 395. The cemetery is on both sides of the road at the old Bethel Church.

Bethlehem Cemetery, Near Bentley, South of Derma            From Calhoun City go south on Highway 9S/8W. Immediately outside the city limits, turn east on CR 481 (Blue House Road). Follow CR 481 for 5.8 miles. Stay to the right when the road becomes CR 489. Go 6/10 of a mile and turn left on CR 490. It will be two miles to the Bethlehem Church where the cemetery is located. (This is a lightly graveled road and the nearest house is at the intersection of CR 490.)

Blue Cemetery, North of Vardaman (destroyed)            From Vardaman, take State Highway 341 North. Blue Cemetery was located at the southwest intersection of CR 441 and 442 (Elzey Crossroads) crossing State Highway 341, across from the former Young's Chapel building. Some of the tombstones were rescued and are at a private residence.

Bluff Cemetery, North of Banner            From Bruce, go north on Highway 9W toward Oxford. After passing the Banner Community, turn northwest on CR 280A. Follow the gravel road around for½ mile till it ends at W. R. Murphree’s house. After getting permission, you cross the ditch and go up the bluff, angling toward the north.

Boland Family Cemetery, West of Big Creek    From Big Creek, go about one mile west and cross the Savannah Creek bridge. Almost due north of County Road 329, you will turn north and go behind the farm buildings, following the field roads. Re-cross the Savannah Creek and the site is a few hundred feet northeast. This is on the James Sidney Warner property.

Bounds - Kilgore Cemetery, South of Bruce            (According to hunters, here is the general direction)
(1) From Bruce go south on State Highway 9 and turn west on CR 210. Go about a mile and go up to the top of the hill. The cemetery will be off the road over a mile to the south.
(2) From Highway 9 turn west on CR 207, at the end of the road, walk west a little over a mile. (Guide needed)  Additional notes #1 

Box Cemetery, Northeast of Bruce            From Bruce go east on State Highway 32. After passing the Mt. Moriah Community, you will turn north on CR 151. Go about a mile; the cemetery will be on the eastside of the road, on private property.  Submitted Cemetery Census

Boyt Graves, northwest Calhoun County       From Bruce go west on State Highway 32, after you pass the intersection  of State Highway 330, continue on 32 for 7.2 miles and turn north on CR233 (Banner Compressor Station Rd).  On CR 233 go past the Station and the graves will be at the fence line.  Photo

Bradford Chapel Cemetery, Southwest of Calhoun City, near Grenada & Webster County lines.                From Highway 8 east, you will turn south on CR 355.  Go 3 1/2 miles to intersection of CR 358, next to the Bradford Chapel Baptist ChurchSubmittedCemetery Census

Bruce Cemetery, Bruce            Approximately one mile north of the Bruce Square on State Highway 9 inside the city limits on the east side of the highway.

Bryant Chapel M. B. Church Cemetery, West of Pittsboro            From the courthouse in Pittsboro, go west on CR 200 5.6 miles. The church is on the south side of CR 200 with the cemetery on the west side.

Buford Cemetery, East of Ellard            From Bruce go west on State Highway 32. After you pass the intersection of State Highway 330, continue on 32 for about ½ mile. The cemetery is on the north side of the highway, up on a hill, behind a "yellow" trailer/house slightly off the road. According to Mr. Morris, it is just east of his house (last brick house in a row of about 7 dwellings).

Burson Cemetery, East of Slate Springs            From Slate Springs go north on Highway 9 and turn west on CR 372 for 2.2miles. As you make a sharp curve to the left, the cemetery will be located behind the Doler 2- story house about 200 feet from the back porch at the end of the garden.

Calhoun City Cemetery, Calhoun City            From the Calhoun City Square, take Highway 8 east three blocks. Turn south on Adams Street. Located in the 200/300 blocks inside the city limits.

Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Moriah Community       From the Bruce Square, go east on State Highway 32.  Turn north on CR 130 (Mt. Moriah Road) and go 1 mile. The cemetery will be on the west side of the road where CR 129 intersects.

Campground Graveyard at Tabernacle Church, West of Pittsboro            From the courthouse in Pittsboro, go west on CR 300 for 6.5 miles. When the road ends at CR 300, turn north and go 4/10 of a mile. Turn left (west) on the gravel road CR 321, go past the Tabernacle Methodist Church for4/10 of a mile, the main gravel road passes the cemetery on the south side. Submitted photos on Find AGrave
 

Methodist Campground - [Ragland] Cemetery, near Sarepta            From Bruce, take Highway 9 toward Pontotoc. After you pass the Sarepta community, watch for CR 181 but stay on 9. The cemetery will be on the south side of the road between CR 181 and CR 185. View submitted transcriptions

Cane Creek's Cemetery, North of Vardaman            From Vardaman, go north on State Highway 341. After you pass the intersection of CR 102, go 1.2 miles; the cemetery is on the west side of the highway. Photo donated by James M. Young

Cannon Cemetery, near Pontotoc & Chickasaw County line            From Bruce take State Highway 32 east. Turn north on CR 153. Go past the Collums cemetery. About 2/10 of a mile further north you turn right on a lightly graveled lane, located on the south side of a brick house. Continue east to the cemetery.  Photo.   View submitted transcriptions

Carter Cemetery #1, near Sarepta            From Bruce go north on State Highway 9 toward Pontotoc. Go to CR 131 and turn north. Go over the bridge and through the sharp left-hand curve. The cemetery will be on the west side of the road. You will need a guide.

Centerville Cemetery, West of Pittsboro       From the courthouse in Pittsboro, go west on CR 200for 9/10 of a mile. Turn in at the Bridges Chapel church on the hill on the south side of the road and the cemetery is on the east side of the church.  A Cruthirds monument is visible from the driveway. This small cemetery extends to the fence line and is currently overgrown with young pines and brush.

Chandler Family Cemetery, Calhoun City City Limits        Located on the private property of Mr. R. L. Mitchell at the corner of Lee and Young Streets.   Photos

Chapel Hill Cemetery (Black & White), North of Big Creek            From West Main Street in Big Creek, turn north on CR 319. Go ½ mile and the cemetery will be on the left at the Chapel Hill Church. The cemetery is listed as being established in 1856 at the Chapel Hill Methodist Church site.

Chestnut Springs - Pepper-Mabry Cemetery,  Southeast Calhoun, Chickasaw County Line
From Highway 8 East in Derma, turn south on CR 418, go past the Bentley Baptist Church and continue west on 418 for 2 miles. Turn south on CR 479. When you get to the
Chickasaw County line, on the west side of the road, there will be a brick house sitting off the road with a driveway on the south side. Turn and go behind the house on the logging road. The logging road will become a field road. As the road twists and turns, you are coming back into Calhoun County.  It used to be that you could come in from the west side, but the old bridge is out. Tombstone listings can be found on Beverly M. Hannaford'sHomepage.

Church of The Living God Memorial Gardens, Hardintown Community, South Calhoun County               From Calhoun City go south on Highway 9S/8W. Immediately outside the city limits, you will turn east on CR 481 (Blue House Road). Follow CR 481 for 5.8 miles. Stay to the right when the road becomes CR 489. Go 6/10 of a mile and turn left on CR 490. It will be 6/10 of a mile to the cemetery, located on the left side of the road. (This is a lightly graveled road and the nearest house is at the intersection of CR 490.)

Clear Springs Cemetery, West of Pittsboro            From the courthouse at Pittsboro, go west on CR 200. At the stop sign, you will turn north on CR 300. Go 1.1 miles north and the cemetery will be on the high hill on the west side of the road at the Clear Springs C.M.E. Church.

College Hill Cemetery, Eastern Calhoun County   From Vardaman, go south to CR 471. Turn southwest and go about 4 and 1/2 miles. Turn east on CR 472. The cemetery is on the west side of the Church.

Collums Cemetery, East of Bruce            From Bruce, go east on State Highway 32 to CR 153. Turn north; the cemetery will be on the west side of the road.  Photo     View submitted transcriptions

Concord Cemetery, West of Bruce            From Bruce, go west on State Highway 32 to the Ellard Community. Turn west on CR 238 and go 9/10 of a mile. Cross CR 235 and go up the hill. The cemetery is behind the Concord Baptist Church, est. August 1840, Yalobusha County.

County Line - Grist Cemetery, East of Sarepta next to Pontotoc County            Located in the southeast corner of the southeast quarter of Section 1,Township 11S, Range 1 West. It is Inaccessible in wet weather. From Highway 9 traveling northeast, within sight of the Pontotoc County Line, you will turn right onto a timber road. Follow a half mile, cemetery on left side. Cemetery is maintained by Thurman Massey.

Cozart /Carter Cemetery, West of Pittsboro            From the courthouse at Pittsboro go west on CR 200 and turn south on CR300. Make an immediate right and continue across CR 300 until it intersects at a stop sign at CR 314. The cemetery will be on the left. If you turn left on CR 314 and look up at the power line crossing CR 314, the cemetery will be at the top of the hill, just to the south of the power line. (Saw only one marker and five sandstones. This is on the Sutton’s private property.)  See note #20 

Crossroads Cemetery,, South of Calhoun City       From Calhoun City, go 5 miles south to the Hwy. 8 & 9 intersection. Turn on Hwy. 9 South and go to the top of the hill. Turn east on CR 361; go approximately 1.8 miles, passing the water tower. The cemetery – located on the west side of the road - was established in 1864. The Crossroads Methodist Church was moved when Hwy. 9 was built.  View submitted transcriptions

Cruthirds Cemetery, South of Bruce            From Bruce go south on State Highway 9 and turn east on CR 102. Come through the left hand curve. The cemetery is located on the south side of the road out in the forest behind the William's property. (A sign states that the cemetery was created about 1840.) Turning in at the Oak Grove Baptist Church and going back in on field roads can access it. Permission is needed!

Denley Cemetery, North of Big Creek            From West Main Street in Big Creek, turn north on CR 319 and go1-½ miles. Turn East on CR 320 and go about 3/10s of a mile. There is a dirt lane on the north side with a barbed-wire fence. Go about 1/4mile on the dirt lane and the cemetery is slightly off to the right. 

Double Springs Cemetery, South of Slate Springs in Webster County            From Hwy. 9 South, turn west on CR 382 and immediately turn left in front of Doss ‘s Repair Shop. Follow this paved road 7/10 of a mile, staying to the left. The cemetery is on the left.

Drivers Flat Cemetery, Northwest of Banner            From Bruce, go north to the intersections of Highways 9 and 9W. Turn north on 9W and go toward Oxford. About 1-½ miles before crossing into Lafayette County turn west on CR 284. Go 2 ½ miles; the cemetery is on the east side of the Driver's Flat Baptist Church, on the south side of the road.

Duff Chapel Cemetery, Southeast of Sarepta            Take Hwy. 9 north from Bruce about 9 mi going toward Pontotoc. Turn southon CR 151. The Duff Chapel Church and cemetery is on the right about 9/10of a mile.  View submitted transcriptions

Duncan Family Site, New Liberty Community            From Calhoun City go west about five miles and turn north on County Road427.  Go a little over a mile to the Williams Car Lot. The burial sites are about a hundred feet west, directly behind the brick house. This is the private property of John Williams.   Photo Page

Duncan Hill Cemetery, East of Derma            From Derma go east on Highway 8 for 1.4 miles and turn north on CR 419.Go 1.4 miles and turn west on CR 420. Go past the Duncan Hill Baptist Church, the cemetery is 2/10 of a mile on the south side of the road.

Edwards - Johnson Cemetery, West of Banner            From Bruce go north on 9W to the Banner Crossing at CR 275 and turn west.  Go out to CR 282 and enter the driveway in the curve at the intersection. The cemetery is located to the north, past the pond on the Neal land according to L. H. Johnson.               Additional notes #3

Ellzy (Ellzey) Cemetery, North of Vardaman            From Highway 8 east in Vardaman, turn north on State Highway 341. Go north to CR 441 and turn east. The cemetery is on the south side of the road.   View submitted transcriptions and photos.        Additional Photos

Finn - Fynn Graveyard, North of Banner            From Bruce go north on Highway 9W toward Oxford. After passing the Banner Crossing at CR 275 continue north. You will turn west at the Castleberry Farm, left to the “old” road and back right. Go up the hill to the water well (Tower) and around to a logging road. This is private property and you will need a guide. (The Finn families were herbalists.)

Fox Cemetery, South of Slate Springs in Webster County            From Hwy. 9 South, turn west on CR 382, go ½ mile and turn left on first gravel road. Go 1/10 mile, when road curves to the left, stay to the right that leads into the pasture. The family cemetery is located on the Springer Family Farm.

Friendship Cemetery, South of Calhoun City            From Calhoun City, go 5 miles south to the Hwy. 8 & 9 intersection. Turn on Hwy. 9 South and go to the top of the hill. Turn east on CR 361; go approximately 2/10 mile, the cemetery is located next to the Friendship M.B. Church and was established in the early 1900s.

Fuller - McPhail Cemetery, North of Slate Springs            From Calhoun City, go 5 miles south on Hwy. 9 to the 8 & 9 intersection. Stay to the right, on Highway 8 west and go to the old Pleasant Hill Store. Turn south on CR 369, cross two canal bridges and turn in the second driveway to the left. This cemetery is located across the pasture, behind the Oliver Hood home place, on the old McPhail property.  Two markers remain.

Gable Family Cemetery, South of Vardaman       From Vardaman, go south on State Highway 341 for 2.6miles.  Turn west on CR 462 and go 2.6 and turn south on gravel road CR 467.  Go one mile and turn east on CR 468.  Go a half-mile east and cross the wooden bridge.  Go about 50 feet, there should be a field road on north side of the road (no culvert).  After crossing the ditch, walk about 100 feet and look for a field road on the east side. As you go up the rise on the eastern field road, there is a small washed out gully running up the middle of the field road.  Two choices: Field road splits, with the left side looking better. 

 #1 Stay to the right, enter the field and angle across the field at about the 1 o'clock position toward the tree line on the north side or:

#2 Take the field road to the left, go several hundred feet, keeping an eye toward the field that can be seen through the trees on your eastern side.  When you seethe northern tree line, turn east thru a small grove of trees and enter the field, following the tree line due east.  About a couple hundred of feet east of the northwestern corner of the field (where you have entered), start looking into the timber on your northern side.  Someone has placed white/blue surveyor tape around the graves.  The graves are about 50 feet inside the tree line.  GablePhotos #1

Gable Marker, East of Slate Springs            A few blocks north of Slate Springs on Hwy. 9, turn east on CR 372. Go 4.8 miles, just past the Shutaspear (Shootaspear) Creek and the Mitchell home on the right. The marker seems to be missing; it had previously rested against a large cedar tree on the south side of CR 372, near the top of the hill. This is now the private property of L. C. Vance.

Gaston Springs Cemetery, East of Pittsboro            From the courthouse at Pittsboro, go east on CR 100, behind the post office. Turn east on CR 400 and go two miles to CR 107. Turn north on CR 107 and follow the gravel road around till it passes the cemetery located on the south side of the road.   Gaston Springs Cemetery Transcriptions

Gauley “OLD” Cemetery --two cemeteries - old and new--, northwest of Calhoun City                Warning! Do not attempt to go to Old Gauley from the southern entrance on CR 309, extremely bad road. Go to Pittsboro and turn west in front of the Courthouse on CR 200. Go around the sharp curve and take the first left on CR 300. Go to CR 311 and turn south. Go to CR 309 and turn east. Cemetery will be on the west side of the road. Or, swing through from the south on CR 311 and connect to the northern side of CR 309.  View submitted Transcriptions

Gauley “NEW Cemetery --two cemeteries old and new--, West of Calhoun City            From the Calhoun City Square go west four blocks on Old Hwy. 8 and stay to the right at the intersection of Taylor Avenue. Taylor will become CR308 outside the city limits. Go 2 ½ miles and turn north on CR 309.The cemetery is on the north side of the New Gauley Freewill Baptist Church.

Golden-Williams Cemetery, Southeast Calhoun County            From Derma, turn south on County Road 418. Go to the Bentley Community and turn south on CR 469, this then dead ends on CR 490.  Turn west on CR 490 and then south again on CR 493. Go about 1 1/2 miles to the William’s homeplace on the west side of the road. The graves are unmarked but the location was pointed out to be behind the barn, in the pasture, under the large oak tree. Mr. Williams' mother was a Golden.  This is private property.

Gore Grave site, Calhoun City * Note: once you step over the ditch you are trespassing on private property.                From the Calhoun City Square, go west on Russell Avenue three blocks and angle to the right on Taylor Avenue. Go two blocks and turn north on Lackey Drive. The grave site is on the west side of the street, about ten feet from the road and is located about halfway down the block (laying flat)on a vacant lot between two frame houses. No trespassing allowed!   Additional notes #5   Photo.

Griffin Cemetery, Northeast of Vardaman            From Vardaman City Limits go east on Hwy. 8. Turn north on CR 446. Turn west on CR 448 and then north on CR 449. The Griffin Family Cemetery is located 4/10 of a mile on the west side of the road, on the hill side just west of the J.A. Griffin home.   See note#18   Photos

Hannah Family Cemetery, South of Calhoun City            From Highway 8 & 9 Intersection, 5 miles south of Calhoun city, turn northwest on CR 338. Go 1 mile and turn north on CR 341. About a half mile, overlook to Calhoun City. Controversy about location, but this land was in the Hannah/Weeks/Crutchfield Family until mid 20th century. This was the old "pike" road into Calhoun City before Highway 8 was routed south.

Hendley Cemetery, Near Sarepta            From Highway 9W, turn east on CR 283. Come to the end of the gravel road at Providence Cemetery. Behind the cemetery, timber roads continue west and then curve south. The cemetery will be clearly visible on the left just past the Columbia Gas pipeline.  View submitted transcriptions.

Hillcrest, Vardaman city limits            From Vardaman, go north on Main Street, which is State Highway 341. Turn east on East Avenue. The cemetery will be on the south side of the street. Click to view James Young's Cemetery transcriptions.

Ivy Cemetery, South of Sarepta            From Bruce go north 6.5 miles staying on Highway 9 toward Pontotoc. When you get to State Highway 331 intersection, you will turn south on CR 266. Go 2/10of mile and the cemetery will be on the top of the hill on the left. Please ask the Edsel Blount family for permission to open the gate.

Jackson Chapel Cemetery, west of Pittsboro      From the courthouse in Pittsboro, go west on CR 200 for 8/10 of a mile and turn south on a small gravel road, directly across from CR 200A which goes north.   Follow the drive around through the cemetery, as it loops back north you will come out on the east side of the Bridges Chapel M. B. Church.

Kilpatrick CemeteryEast of Bentley            From Highway 8 East in Derma, turn south on CR 418, go past the Bentley Baptist Church for another 2 miles.  Turn north on County Road 418.Go 2/10 of a mile to the Micky Laughlin home. Go through the driveway, following the field road, east to the pond. After crossing the pond drainage, continue east to the fence line. Turn north and go down the hill and up the next hill to a large stand of cedars. The cemetery is on top of the bluff. This is private property and permission is needed to enter.  Some of these tombstones are dated in the 1840's.  View submitted transcriptions

Lane Cemetery, South of Calhoun City            From Calhoun City, go 5 miles south to the Hwy. 8 & 9 intersection. Stay on Hwy. 8 west and go about a mile to CR 341, turn left. The Pleasant Hill Cemetery is located at the top of the hill. Entering the old (west) side, go to the rear of the cemetery and locate the "old road", the Lane Cemetery was a group of sandstones located on the slight rise on the west bank of the "old road" and was still there in the early 1920s. A logging operation later dislodged the stones.

Lester Cemetery, Northeast of Derma   From Pittsboro, go east on CR 100, then turn east on CR 400. Stay to the left on CR 401 when it joins with CR 400. At CR 109, turn north and go1/2 mile. On the east side of the road is a gate leading into property rented by a hunting club. Follow that timber road about a mile and branch off to the left. The old "Lester Store" had been on the right. Go 2/10of a mile more and the Lester Cemetery had been on the left. All that is remaining are some uprooted cedar trees.  Information obtained from Sonny Bailey. Additional notes #6

Lewellen [Lewelling] Cemetery, Sarepta            Take Hwy. 9 north to Hwy. 331. Turn north on 331 and go about 2 miles to CR 164. Turn west on CR 164, go about a tenth of a mile. The cemetery is on the right about a half mile back in Kenneth Cain's pasture.

Lewers Cemetery (destroyed), Pittsboro            Near as I can tell from the township maps, this is approximate directions- From the courthouse at Pittsboro, go east on CR 100, behind the post office. Instead of turning with the very sharp left hand curve, go straight into the timber road. This would be east of the former Reed home place. The timber road twists and turns and ends up fairly close to the north side of the Pittsboro Park. Weyerhaeuser does not have any reference to any graves on the land. Additional notes #7

Loyd Cemetery, North of Vardaman            From Highway 8 east in Vardaman, turn north on State Highway 341 and go to CR 102. Turn west on CR 102. This cemetery will be on the north side of CR 102 across from both the Bailey Memorial Methodist Church and the Loyd Baptist Church. It is also 9/10 of a mile east of CR 109 if you come in from Pittsboro.

Macedonia Cemetery, North of Calhoun City            Take Highway 9 north out of Calhoun City and turn east on CR 410. The cemetery is located behind the Macedonia Baptist Church.

Magness Cemetery, South of Calhoun City in the Dentontown area            From Calhoun City, go south on Hwy. 9 to the 8 & 9 intersections. Stay on Hwy. 8 west about 7 miles and turn east on CR 380 (Dentontown Road).Go 1 mile. The cemetery will be on the north side of the road directly across from the Denton driveway and 40 feet east. There are four markers enclosed by a black iron fence. Photo #1. Photo  #2
 
Magness Family Plot, South of Calhoun City       From Calhoun City, go west on Highway 8 and turn south on CR 369. According to Joan Clark, the Magness plot is between the Ford House at the end of CR 386 and the
Bethel Church . All this land has been cut and replanted with timber.  Waiting for a guide to take me to the old homesite. (More info. later)

Mays Chapel Graveyard, West of Reid            The Mays Chapel Church is located 1.3 miles west of State Highway 341 on the south side of CR 136. It can be reached from all directions about equally.

McClellen Family Cemetery, northwest Calhoun County       From Bruce go west on State Highway 32, after you pass the intersection of State Highway 330, continue on 32 for 7.2 miles and turn north on CR233 (Banner Compressor Station Rd).  On CR 233 go 1.5 miles. The cemetery is behind the farm shed on the Smith property.            Three Photos

McDonald Cemetery, Near Sarepta            From Bruce go north on State Highway 9 toward Pontotoc. Go to CR 130 and turn south. Go past CR 132 and turn east on a dirt path.. A guide is needed to get into the area.   View submitted transcriptions

McDonald Family Cemetery, Sarepta        From Bruce go north 9 miles on Highway 9 toward Pontotoc, then turn left (north) on CR 169 for 2/10 of a mile. The Sarepta Cemetery is on the right (east) side at CR 173. Turn in at the cemetery and drive to the back.  There is a gate that goes into the Cain pasture. Permission is needed to proceed.

McGuirk Family Cemetery, Sarepta   From Bruce go north 6.5 miles on Highway 9, toward Pontotoc. Turn north on State Highway 331 until you reach the Water Tower located on the west side of the highway. Turn west on the Weyerhaeuser Road and go 1.1 miles. Turn south on another Weyerhaeuser Road and go .8miles to a clearing. Roughly in a south-southwesterly direction (about8 o'clock position) go about 135 yards down a skidder road to the cemetery. McGuirk Webpage

Memorial Garden Cemetery- Steen Cemetery, North of Banner            From Bruce, go north to the intersections of Highways 9 and 9W. Turn north on 9W and go toward Oxford. About 1-½ miles before crossing into Lafayette County turn west on CR 284. Go 1.7 miles. A government marker noting the cemetery is on the left side of road and the cemetery is on the hill, up behind the brick house. Photo.

Memory Garden, South of Derma           From Derma, Highway 8 east, turn south on CR 418. Turn east on CR 460 and go 6/10's of a mile. Turn south in a driveway leading to a brick house facing east. Continue south on the field road for 3/10's of a mile, {a sharp right, sharp left.} The cemetery is on the west side of the field road at the end of a fenced pasture.

Midway Cemetery, South of Vardaman            From Highway 8 east, turn south on State Highway 341 and go 3.7 miles south. Turn east on CR 454 and go 3/10 of a mile. The cemetery is located at the Midway Southern Baptist Church and was established in 1848 in Chickasaw County. Note: Extremely large file for CemeteryCensus.

Midway Cemetery (Black), South of Vardaman, Chickasaw County            From Highway 8 east, turn south on State Highway 341 and go 3.7 miles south. Turn east on CR 454 and go 6/10 of a mile; the pavement ends and the gravel road passes south of the Midway Southern Baptist Church. Go 1.7 miles and pass the old Midway Church, the cemetery is around the curve on the left in Chickasaw County.

Moore Cemetery, South of Calhoun City on private land, need a guide            From Calhoun City go south on Highway 9S/8W. Immediately outside the city limits, you will turn east on CR 481. Follow CR 481 for 3.3 miles to CR 485 and turn south. Go past CR 374. Moore Cemetery is located across the pasture, in the woods approximately 1 mile at the southwestern intersection of CR374 and 485.

Moorman Cemetery, South of Game Preserve        From West Main Street in Big Creek, go west on CR 308 for 2.9 miles. Turn north at the intersection of CR 326. Stay due north on CR 325 (when CR 326 turns west) and go 1.4 miles to where CR 325 ends at CR 324.  The cemetery is nearly due north of the dead-end but to get into it; you have to go around to the side.  Turn east on CR 324 and go 8/10 of a mile to CR 321. Turn north on CR 321 and go 7/10 of a mile to an ATV lane. This road is supposed to lead to the cemetery. However, if you continue north on CR321 and go 4/10 of a mile more, there are two gates leading into an old road bed on the west side. According to the aerial maps, this old road will continue west and connect back into the old Hendrix place that was at CR 325 and 324. The cemetery is supposed to be about 1/2 mile on this old road bed.

Moreland - Morland Cemetery, South of Calhoun City            From Calhoun City, go 5 miles south to the Hwy. 8 & 9 intersection. Turn on Hwy. 9 south and go to the top of the hill. Turn east on CR 361; go approximately 3/10 mile, turn south on CR 373. The cemetery is 1.8 miles on the north side of the road. This is a lightly graveled road.

Mt. Comfort Cemetery, North of Bruce            From Bruce go north on Highway 9. One tenth of a mile south of the intersection for Highways 9W and 9, you will turn east on CR 257. The cemetery is on the eastside of the Mt. Comfort Baptist Church.

Mount Herman / Hermon Cemetery, West of Vardaman            Go east on Highway 8 from Derma and turn north on CR 427. Go 1/1/4 miles. Mt. Hermon was organized in 1880. There are two cemeteries, one at the church and one slightly north back in the woods.

Mt. Liberty Church &Graveyard, Northwest Calhoun County            From Bruce go north on Highway 9W toward Oxford. Almost to the Lafayette County line, you will turn west on CR 284 and go almost to the Yalobusha County line. The cemetery is on CR 287 just south of the church.

Mt. Moriah Cemetery, East of Bruce            Go east from the Bruce Square on Highway 32 and turn north on CR 130. Go1.5 miles north and the cemetery will be on the east side of CR 130, past the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Mt. Tabor Cemetery, West of Pittsboro            From the Pittsboro Square, go west on CR 200. Turn south on CR 300 and take an immediate right to stay on CR 300. Go west to the stop sign and turn north, staying on CR 300. The cemetery is on the right side of the highway, next to the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Additional notes #8

Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Dentontown Community                Located west of the old Dentontown Store on CR 380, across from where CR390 intersects. It is three miles from the church to Highway 8 at Sabougla.

New Liberty Cemetery, West of Vardaman            Go east on Highway 8 from Derma and turn north on CR 427. Drive two miles and the cemetery is on both sides of the road at the New Liberty Baptist Church.

Oak Springs Cemetery, North of Derma            From Derma, turn north on Main Street, which runs into CR 406. Go north2.2 miles and the cemetery is on both sides of the road.

Old Antioch Methodist Cemetery, northwest Calhoun City        From the Calhoun City Square go north on State Highway 9 and turn west on CR408  (Calhoun City-Burke).  Go 1 mile. The gate is located between CR 411 and CR 409 at the old Suggs Homeplace site.  This cemetery is located on the Old Caviness property but is easiest accessed through the Blount pasture.  Go through the gate on the north side of CR 408and turn back to the right. You will be on a hill.  Follow the farm path down the hill, across the creek and pass a gully fill-in, keeping it on your right-hand side.  At the top of the hill (past the gully), angle to the right toward a grove of pine trees.  Look closely for a barbed wire gate.  The cemetery will be on the fence line, outside of the pasture.         Large photo page

Old Bethany Cemetery, South of Slate Springs in Webster County            From Hwy. 9 South, turn west on CR 382 and immediately turn left in front of Doss’s Repair Shop. Follow this paved road 6/10 of a mile and take the first road to the right, this dead ends at the cemetery.

Old Providence Cemetery, North of Banner            From Bruce, go north to the intersections of Highways 9 and 9W. Turn north on 9W and go toward Oxford. About 1.8 miles before crossing into Lafayette County turn east on CR 283. The paved road becomes gravel and ends 1.4miles at the cemetery across from the Providence Baptist Church, established1874.

Old Salem Cemetery, Western Calhoun County            From Bruce go west on State Highway 32 almost to the Yalobusha County line. Just past CR 235 the cemetery is way off the road on the north side of Highway 32 next to the Little Williams Lake. A gate leading to the pasture located between the Campbell and Aston home sites can access it. Permission is needed.

Old Tabernacle Cemetery, West of Pittsboro            From the courthouse at Pittsboro, go west on CR 200. Turn south on CR 300and then an immediate turn to the west. This cemetery is accessed through the private property of Mr. Jake Bryan, behind his house just to the east of CR 302. 

Tombstone photos were submitted by Michael Vaughan.                            General Photos made by Rose Diamond.                        Submitted photos on Find A Grave.
 

Old Town Cemetery, Northeast of Pittsboro            From the south side of the Bruce City Limits, on Highway 9 S, you will turn east on CR 102. Go to the sharp left hand turn and CR 100 joins CR 102. Continue northeast and go through a sharp right hand curve. Turn north on CR 105.The cemetery is on the west side of the gravel road.

Perry Cemetery, West of Pittsboro (sand rocks only)        From Pittsboro go west on CR 200 till it ends. Turn north on CR 300. As soon as you turn north on the highway, look for the 2nd light pole and then turn south on the timber road. Go about 300 feet and go thru the gate to the next timber road on the right. The cemetery is in the corner on your left after you turn.  Additional notes #9    Photos.

Page-Colley Cemetery, West of Bruce            From Bruce, go west on State Highway 330 toward Coffeeville. Turn north on CR 247. Pass the Schoona Valley Baptist Church and cross the bridge. The first dirt trail to the right (east) leads 2/10 of a mile up Anglin Mt. to the Cemetery on land owned by Ruby Hill.

Parker Cemetery, Northwest of Bruce            From Bruce, go west on State Highway 32. Go past the Ellard Community and turn left on CR 260. Stay on CR 260 going west until you get to the Trusty Community. Turn north on CR 247, this will be the driveway to the cemetery. A member of the Parker Baptist Church will have to open the farm gate to allow access, due to vandalism.  Photo.

Pennington Graves, Western Calhoun County      From Bruce go west on State Highway 32 almost to the Yalobusha County line.  Turn north on CR 235 and go a half mile. The two standing stones are directly opposite the Pennington home on the east side of the road in a small stand of oaks.  Photo.

Pinecrest Memorial Garden, North of Calhoun City near Calhoun Academy            From Pittsboro, go south on Highway 9. The cemetery is on the west side of the road.

Pine Ridge {Bounds} Cemetery, North of Big Creek             Located on the south end of the Wildlife Management Area on gravel roads. From Big Creek Main Street go west, (becomes CR 308) to CR 326. Turn north and go 1.6 miles to CR 320. Turn east on CR 320 till you get to CR 321.Go north on CR 321 for 1 mile. The cemetery will be on the east side ot he road and you will be a few hundred feet south of the intersection of CR 324.

Pine Ridge Cemetery -Parker, East of Pittsboro            From the courthouse at Pittsboro, go east on CR 100, behind the post office. Turn east on CR 400. The pavement ends. Stay to the left on CR 401 when it intersects with CR 400. Continue past CR 419. After you pass two houses and then a couple of camp houses on the north side of the road, slow down and start looking on the ridge to the north. The cemetery is a few hundred feet west of a camp house facing west. If you miss it the first time, continue east to CR 423 (about 4/10 of a mile further) and then turn and come back.

Piney Grove C.M.E. Church& Cemetery, South of Derma            From Derma, Highway 8 east, turn south on CR 418. Turn east on CR 460 and go 8/10 of a mile. The church (organized 1870) is on the north side and the cemetery is on the south side of CR 460.

Pittsboro Cemetery, Pittsboro            From the courthouse at Pittsboro, go south on State Highway 9. The cemetery is on the east side of the road across from the Calhoun County Jail.    Submitted photos on Find AGrave

Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Chickasaw County        From Vardaman go south on State Highway 341, cross into Chickasaw County and pass through the Atlanta Community. The distance from the county line to the cemetery is about 3.4 miles. The cemetery will be across from the church.

Pleasant Hill Cemetery, South of Calhoun City            From Calhoun City, go 5 miles south to the Hwy. 8 & 9 intersection. Stay on Hwy. 8 west and go about a mile to CR 341, turn left. The Pleasant Hill Cemetery is located at the top of the hill, at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Southeast of Sarepta            From Bruce go east on Hwy. 32 about 4.5 mi. to CR 151 (Pleasant Ridge Rd).Turn north on CR 151 and go about 3 miles. The Pleasant Ridge Church and cemetery is on the left.

Poplar Springs Cemetery, North of Vardaman             From Vardaman, go north on State Highway 341. After you pass CR 102, go2.7 miles further north. The cemetery will be on the west side of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church where CR 111 intersects.                        View submitted transcriptions   

 ***Additions and correction to the information about Poplar Springs Correction.                                 Photo#1                                *** Updates on Clark's

Poplar Springs M.B Church Cemetery, South of Vardaman and Derma            From Highway 8 east in Derma, turn south on CR 418, go past the Bentley Baptist Church two miles to CR 479. Turn right on CR 479. Go 4/10 mile to CR 480 and turn east on gravel road. Go 3/10 mile to Poplar Springs M.B. Church. You will be only a few hundred feet from the Chickasaw County Line.

Porter’s Chapel Cemetery, Hardintown Community, South Calhoun County           From Calhoun City go south on Highway 9S/8W. Immediately outside the city limits, you will turn east on CR 481. Follow CR 481 for 5.8 miles. Stay to the right when the road becomes CR 489. Go 6/10 of a mile and turn left on CR 490.It will be 6/10 of a mile to the cemetery, located on the right side of the road on a slight rise. (This is a lightly graveled road and the nearest house is at the intersection of CR 490.)

Potts - Jenkins Cemetery, Near Sarepta            From Bruce go north 6.5 miles on Highway 9, toward Pontotoc. Turn north on State Highway 331 for about 2.5 miles. A cemetery sign will be on the right. Walk 1/10 of mile from highway to cemetery.

Providence Cemetery, South of Derma              From Derma, Highway 8 east, turn south on CR 418. Turn east on CR 460 and go 1-½ miles. The cemetery is 1/10 of a mile past the church on the south side of the road, on the hill.  Name changed to “New Providence” in 1920, church was established in 1842 (Chickasaw County).

Putman /Mitchell Cemetery, South of Slate Springs            From Slate Springs, go south on Hwy. 9 to CR 380. Turn west and look in the pasture to your right. The cemetery is surrounded by a chain link fence, and is accessible by walking. Permission needed! Additional notes #10

Rapers Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Northwest of Bruce            From Bruce go west on State Highway 32 past the Ellard Community. The church, (est. 1926) and cemetery will be on the right side of the highway, immediately past CR 292.

Reasons Cemetery, Northwest of Bruce            From Bruce, go north on State Highway 9 and turn west on CR 259, going past the Yoda Creek Country Club. Go to CR 273 and turn north. The cemetery will be 2/10 of a mile on the east side of the road on a rise.

Reedy’s Chapel Cemetery, South of Derma            From Derma, Highway 8 east, turn south on CR 418. The cemetery is behind the Reedy’s Chapel Baptist Church on the east side of CR 418 about 1-1/3miles past CR 460 intersection.

Robbs Cemetery, Pontotoc County            From State Highway 32 near the Chickasaw County line, you will turn north on CR155. Go one mile and the pavement ends when you cross into Pontotoc County. Go one more mile and turn left on State Highway 341. The cemetery is just around the corner.

Rocky Branch [Ballenger] Cemetery, East of Bruce            From Bruce, go west on State Highway 32 for 1-1/2 miles and turn north on CR 221. Go 4/10 of a mile. The cemetery is on the west side of the Rocky Branch Baptist Church, which is on the west side of the road, on the hillside, formerly known as the Ballenger Family Cemetery.

Rocky Mount Cemetery, East of Pittsboro & Bruce            From Bruce go east on State Highway 32, past the Mt. Moriah Community. Turn south/east on CR 136. The cemetery will be behind the Rocky Mount Baptist Church on the south side of the road. If you approach from the other side, it will be 3.3 miles west of State Highway 341.  Photo donated by James M. Young

Ross Chapel Cemetery, North of Bruce            From Bruce go north on State Highway 9W toward Oxford. Turn west on CR272, go 2/10 of a mile and you will be passing a pond on the south side of the road. The cemetery is in the tree line on the west side of the pond and can be entered behind the Martin house if permission is obtained in advance. Additional notes #12              Photo#1              Photo #2.

Sabougla Cemetery, Southwest of Calhoun City, close to Grenada County            From Calhoun City, go south to the 8 & 9 intersection. Stay to the right on Hwy. 8 west and go 7 miles to the Sabougla turnoff at CR 349.Turn west on CR 349, go ½ mile and pass the Sabougla Baptist Church and turn left on CR 346. The road will then angle to the right. Go 4/10of a mile and turn left where the pavement ends. Go 2/10 mile up the hill and the road ends at the Cemetery.

Sarepta Cemetery, Sarepta            From Bruce go north 9 miles on Highway 9 toward Pontotoc. Turn left (north)on CR 169 for 2/10 of a mile. The cemetery is on the right (east) side at CR 173.    View submitted transcriptions                               NOTE:  Special information about a Monument to the memory of Deputy Wise.

Sellars-Wright Cemetery, West of Big Creek            From West Main Street in Big Creek, go west on CR 308 for 2.9 miles. At the intersection of CR 326, the cemetery is located in the pasture on the southwest corner, behind the Warner home.

Shady Grove M.B. Church& Cemetery, South of Vardaman            From Vardaman, turn south on State Highway 341 South. Go 1.7 miles and turn west on CR 462. Go 2.6 miles and turn south on CR 467, a lightly graveled road. Go 8/10 of a mile and turn west on CR 468, which ends at the church4/10 of mile. The cemetery is south of the church.

Shady Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, North of Sarepta            Take Hwy. 9 north to Hwy. 331, turn and go 4 miles north and it will be on the eastside (right) of Highway 331.

Shelton Cemetery, South of Banner            From Bruce go north 3.5 miles on Highway 9W toward Oxford. Turn left on CR 271, which leads to the cemetery.

Shepherd Cemetery, West of Bruce    From Bruce go west on 32 and turn south on State Highway 330.  Go to CR 242 and turn north.  Go to CR 242A and turn left.  This dirt road leads to the cemetery.

Shiloh Cemetery, West of Big Creek, near Grenada County line            From West Main Street in Big Creek go west (becomes CR 308) to CR 327.Turn north and go 7/10 of a mile. The Cemetery is behind the Shiloh Baptist Church on the west side of the road.

Simpson Cemetery, West of Bruce            From Bruce go west on Highway 32. Turn west on State Highway 330 and go to CR 242. At the end of CR 242 turn north on CR 247 for 8/10 of a mile, turn west on private road to Lovejoy Lake, go 4/10 of a mile and turn north on a field road, go 1/10 of a mile and the cemetery is on left with a barbed wire fence.  Transcription

Slate Springs Cemetery, Slate Springs town limit            From Highway 9 in Slate Springs, turn west on Church Street. The cemetery is located on the south side of the Bethany Baptist Church.

Smyrna Church Cemetery, Northwest of Slate Springs            From Calhoun City, go 5 miles south on Hwy. 9 to the 8 & 9 intersection. Stay to the right, which becomes Highway 8 west and go to the old Pleasant Hill Store. Turn south on CR 369, cross two canal bridges. Stay on CR 369and turn left on CR 368, on the ridge. Follow the gravel road to the first gravel road to the right, near the Hood home. This leads to Smyrna Church.

Spencer Cemetery, Webster County near  Monte Vista            From the north side of Slate Springs on Hwy. 9 S, turn east on CR 372.Go 5 miles and turn south on CR 486, the road goes from pavement to gravel. When you cross into Webster County Road #207, the pavement starts again. Go about 2/10 of a mile, on the hill on the left is the cemetery. You can walk to the cemetery if you park in front of the Sutton Home, the first house in Webster County. Photo1. Photo 2.

Spring Creek Cemetery, Near Banner            From Bruce, go north to the intersections of Highways 9 and 9W. Turn north on 9W and go 4 miles to the Banner Crossing at CR 275. Turn west and immediately turn north on CR 278. Stay on CR 278 when it turns left at the intersection of CR 279. Go to the top of the hill, the cemetery is 1 7/10 miles from the Banner Store at CR 275.

Spring Hill Cemetery, East of Slate Springs            A few blocks north of Slate Springs on Hwy. 9, turn east on CR 372. Go5 miles and turn south on CR 486. The cemetery will be at the first road to the left about 1/10 of a mile south of the Spring Hill Baptist Church.

Steele - Patterson Cemetery (Pleasant Ridge),  Hardintown  Community           From Calhoun City, go south on Highway 9S/8W. Immediately outside the city limits, you will turn east on CR 481. Follow CR 481 for 5.8 miles. Stay to the right when the road becomes CR 489. Go 6/10 of a mile and turn left on CR 490.(This is a lightly graveled road and the nearest house is at the intersection of CR 490.) On CR 490, go past the Church of the Living God Memorial Gardens. The Steele Cemetery will be in a sharp curve on the left on Weyerhaeuser land, can't see from road but it will be before you get to CR 491.

Stewart Cemetery, East of Banner            From Bruce, go north to the intersections of Highways 9 and 9W. Turn north on 9 (toward Pontotoc) and go to CR 267. Turn west and go to CR 268 and turn north. Follow this gravel road to the end.

Summers Family Cemetery, Pine Valley area            From Bruce, go west on State Highway 32 almost to the Yalobusha County line. Turn south on County Road 260 and go almost a mile, looking for slightly graveled turn-off on the western side of the road. Turn west {this is the right road if a deeply rutted hill starts within 1/10 of a mile} and go 1 mile. You will go through a gate enclosure with large metal posts painted white. After the gate, when the road turns in a left curve, take the right hand (northwestern) turn off. The old Black Homeplace was on that corner.
Go about 1/10 of a mile and erosion terracing begins. Walk down the terraces, staying on the woods road about 250 feet. The cemetery plot is on your right about 30-40 feet from the path.             
View submitted transcriptions

Taylor Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery, northwest of Vardaman       From Vardaman, go west on State Highway 8 and turn north on CR 433 (Blue Road).  Go 2-1/2 miles.  The cemetery is located north of the intersection of the southern end of CR 435, on the east side of the road.

Old Taylor (Tallent) Cemetery, northwest of Vardaman, south of Loyd      From the courthouse at Pittsboro, go east on CR 100, behind the post office. Turn east on CR 400. The pavement ends. Stay to the left on CR 401 when it intersects with CR 400 continuing west. At the junction of CR 109 and429, turn north and go a little over 2 miles.  On the east side will be a logging road, with a gate leading down to a very large pond. The cemetery will be on the east side about a quarter mile before you run into the pond.  See note #19.

Thornton Cemetery, Western Calhoun County            From Bruce, go west on State Highway 32 almost to the Yalobusha County line. After you pass CR 235, look to the left (south) side of the highway. The markers are on top of a poured concrete reinforcement wall directly on the side of the highway, shaded by pines. Photo.

Turkey Creek Cemetery, western Calhoun County    From Bruce, go west on State Highway 32 almost to the Yalobusha County line. Turn north on CR 289 up to the cemetery, which is at the Turkey Creek Baptist Church.  Photos available on Find-a-Grave.com submitted by Elizabeth Kidd

Union Grove Cemetery, West of Banner    From Bruce, go west on State Highway 32 almost to the Yalobusha County line.  Turn north on CR 235.  The paved road will become a gravel road.  Continue north on CR 235 and go past the intersection of CR 233.  There will be a wide, graveled turnoff on your left (west) leading up to the church.  The intersection of CR 285 is just around the curve from the church turnoff.  Photo page

Union Grove Cemetery, South of Calhoun City            From Calhoun City go south on Highway 9S/8W. Immediately outside the city limits, you will turn east on CR 481 (Blue House Road). Follow CR 481 for 5.8 miles. Stay to the right when the road becomes CR 489. Go a half mile and the cemetery will be across from the Union Grove M.B. Church.

Vance- Burns Mill Cemetery, East of Slate Springs            A few block north of Slate Springs on Hwy. 9, turn east on CR 372 and go1.9 miles. Go to CR 377 and turn north. The cemetery will be on the road to the right 3/10 of a mile.   View submitted transcriptions Additional notes #11

Warner/Carpenter Cemetery, Retreat Community at Big Creek            From Big Creek, go north on County Road 319 about 1 1/2 miles. Turn Weston County Road 320 and go one mile. (Go past the big sandstone rocks on the north side of the road and start down the hill.) There is a logging road on the north side of the road that leads to a stand of pine trees in a clear-cut area. The cemetery is in the pines.

Wells - McPhail Cemetery, Near Slate Springs            From Highway 9 - north of Slate Springs, turn west on CR 368 and go 8/10of a mile. The cemetery is on the south side of the road, on a hill. Established1862.

Wilkins Cemetery, Eastern Calhoun County near Sarepta            From Bruce go north on State Highway 9 toward Pontotoc. Go to CR 151 and turn south. It will be on the east side of the road before you get to CR177.  You will need a guide to locate the cemetery. One of the logging roads located directly across from the Duff's Chapel Church leads into the area. This is on private property.

Windham Family Cemetery, near Dentontown area            Located almost due east of Bethel Church and CR 369, south of CR 368, this cemetery is only accessible with a guide. (It took me four times to find it! Only farm trails lead into this site and it's easiest to go from the Gregg Home place in Slate Springs. Once you find the Windham house, from the front porch follow the trail that leads to the northeast about 2/10mile or so. The cemetery will be on your left on the bluff overlooking the pine trees, a good 1/10 mile off the trail.

Winters Cemetery, East of Sarepta    Information Needed

Zion Springs Cemetery, West of Bruce            From Bruce, go west on State Highway 32. Turn south on State Highway 330, towards Coffeeville. Just before you get to the Yalobusha County line, turn north on CR 251. Go 2/10 of a mile. The cemetery is next to the Zion Springs M. B. Church, which was organized in 1893.

Zinn - Criss Cemetery, Slate Springs            Located on the east side of Hwy. 9, at the intersection of Spencer Street, next to the McCluskey home/store

Ussery Grave, West of Bruce               From Bruce, go west on State Highway 32 almost to the Yalobusha County line.  Turn north on CR 235.  The paved road will become a gravel road.  Go past the Union Grove Church, immediately on your right (east) will be several dog pens and camping trailers. The grave was located in the general vicinity of this camp.  (This is 3/10 of a mile south of CR 285). Mr. Hale Camp said that the grave has probably become lost. Cobalt blue glass fragments were used to mark the site at one time. 

Unidentified Cemetery on Lee Edwards' Property, West of Bruce    From Bruce go west on State Highway 32 and turn west on State Highway 330. Go to County Road 242 and turn north. Go 1/2 mile to the green frame Edwards’ homeplace.  Pass the house and go 1/10 of a mile to a old farm road going east. The cemetery is 1/2 east from CR 242 off in the woods.   Photos

Unidentified - on Fred Beckett Land, Western Calhoun County            From Bruce go west on State Highway 330 to CR 247. Go north for four miles. There should be a fence on the east side of the road. After the fence ends there is a clear-cut area. If you walk up the clear-cut and angle to the north the two graves are located on the hillside to your right as you near the top. Mr. Melton said that his family had told him it was a couple of travelers passing through in a wagon and he had no further information about them.

Unidentified 8 & 9 Cemetery, South of Calhoun City – sandstone rocks only            From Calhoun City drive south five miles to the 8 & 9 Intersection. Turn south on Hwy. 9, go several hundred feet. The cemetery is located behind the brick house (formerly the Tedder house) on the hill on the eastside of the road. From the carport, walk a few hundred feet south and look to the east. Over forty depressions could be counted and one piece of a ceramic marker found. Todd McGonagill, Robert Brand, Eddie Hitt Jr. and other local boys played here as children. Mrs. Ida Belle Pearson Walker said that her relative Don Pearson was buried here and that it is the "Old" Friendship Cemetery.

Unidentified - Old Anglin property, West of Bruce            From Bruce go west on State Highway 32 and turn south on State Highway330 toward Coffeeville. Some hunters discovered the cemetery before timber was cut. It is almost directly across from where CR 245 connects with Highway330, but a little angled to the northwest.

Bailey/Hastings (Maxey) Cemetery, Oldtown            From Pittsboro go north on Highway 9 to the bottom of Gore Hill. Turn east on CR 102 and go 2.3 miles. If you turn in the driveway and go through the gate on the left, the cemetery is about 100 yards due east where the cedar, pine and oaks are standing.               Photo.   Additional notes #13

Unidentified - Pine Ridge East, East of Pittsboro            From the courthouse at Pittsboro, go east on CR 100, behind the post office. Turn east on CR 400. The pavement ends. Stay to the left on CR 401 when it intersects with CR 400 continuing west. At the junction of CR 109 and CR 401 there was a large sawdust pile on the southeast corner. A hunter found some graves there many years ago. 

Unidentified Black Cemetery at Lafayette County line                Additional notes #17
 
 
 

These are the others that I'm still tracking as of November 2006.

 

Rance Cemetery

Rance Chapel is south of Loyd.

Gaston Chapel Cemetery

 

Dorris Family Gravesite

West Calhoun County

Black or Native American graveyard at National Guard Bldg in Calhoun City

 

Black cemetery north of Parker Church

 

Cemetery near Schoona Valley (Mahan House)

 

Cherry Hill -Reid - Poplar Springs

 

Additional Notes

1. Township 13S, Range 2 West, SE corner of NE ¼ of Section 13.

2.  “Two acres immediately south of white cemetery at Old Chapel Hill Church M. E. now used for colored burying ground, NE corner of SE ¼  Township 23, Range 8 east, Section 14.” (Notes from Imogene Springer work)

3.  Listed in some references as Johnson Cemetery, Mr. L. B. Johnson said that Ida Clifford Ligon Johnson was his grandmother.  She is on the “Johnson” listing.  Mr. Johnson says the cemetery is called Edwards. These are the same places.

5.  “10/2/1859  W ½ NE ¼  Township 23, Range 9 East, ,Section 14  tomb and grave of grantor's father  Ellis Gore etus William Sugg “  (Imogene Springer reference)

6.  Mrs. Johnie Murphree said that Monroe Lester had a old store down the road, across from Sam Vanlandingham's house, and that a family cemetery had been formed not far from the store.

7. C. A. Lewers to state: private buring [sic] ground, Township 13Range 1 west Section 20 NW ¼ - dated 4/16/1861.

8. In some records this is listed as Mt. Tabor/Campground Cemetery, but Mr. Bryan is implying that the Tabernacle Methodist Church is the Campground.

9. I think this might be Palmer.  The Davis reference to the Poory grave is Township 24 north, Range 8 east, NW corner of SW ¼ of Section24: and the Weyerhaeuser survey is part of SW ¼, Section 24, Township24 north, Range 8 east.  James Houston Palmer bought land in Section 25 at the original land sales in June 14, 1848 but in 1861 John H. Parmer [Palmer] has land in SW Section 24, and Sections 25 and 26.

10. Listed as unidentified by the Davis.  Frankie West and Booger Barker at Slate Springs call it the Putman graves.

11. Imogene Springer has provided references to tax information dating to 7/24/1888when I. S. Burns deeds this to the Vance family.  On the 1900 &1902 Tax rolls reference is made to Burns Mill Graveyard and Burns Graveyard and thereafter merely known as Vance.

12. Names on markers in this cemetery are Suggs, Davis, Sherfields, Ragland, Curr.  I found references to four of the families in the 1900 &1910 Cemetery Transcriptions by Imogene Springer.  The microfilm for1906 Land Records list graveyard Township 12, range 2 west, section 10,2 acres  N1/2, SE ¼ is this cemetery.

13. Johnny Brummett says his father said it was Hastings.  Luther Murphree posted a sign with Baily-Hastings and listed people who are supposed to be buried there, though I don't know his sources.  Shed Hill Davis had a reference listing one of the tombstones, which I also pieced together, which has Beersheba wife of W. F. Maxey and another piece with 1814 on it.  W. F. Maxey is in the 1860 Census Transcriptions by Imogene Springer with a wife whose name starts with B. and her age would match the 1814 information.  
The
Davis information for this Maxey marker is Township 13S Range 1 West ½ of NE ¼of Section 9, which is how I found it.
Springer information has a deed dated
12/18/1852 from Bailey to Freeman with the coordinates of NW ¼ of Township 13, range 1 west, section 9 “except 1 acre graveyard”.

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17. I have a reference to a letter that is at the MS Archives about this cemetery.

18. Griffin Cemetery: In Gary Lee Hawkins' Family History he writes that his ancestors are buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  He said that Imogene Springer told him the name.  It is also referred to as The Tedder Cemetery.  When I asked Mrs. Jim Griffin what the cemetery was called, she said that she was told there used to be a Friendship Church in the area and it might be part of that, but that the locals called it the Griffin Cemetery.

19. Old Taylor Cemetery:  Interviewing Mrs. Johnie Murphree she said "her great-grandpa, Solomon Tallent, was buried at Old Taylor with a sandstone marker, in the northeast corner.  Mr. L.V. Adams' mother, Tommie Adams is also buried there with a sandstone marker.  This cemetery was not at the location where the first Taylor Church was built but was in the woods."  Mrs. Alma Gordon showed me the location on the aerial map and said that she had turned over a sandstone one time and found the word "Tallent" scratched on the surface.  She called the cemetery the Tallent Cemetery.

20: Mr. J. B. Mooneyham asked me if I knew where the Carter Cemetery was located. His directions matched with this Cozart Cemetery.  He said that the Carters and Cozarts had connected by marriage.
 
 

These pages started as a submitted list. The directions and additional names were obtained using references in materials compiled by: Shed Hill and Rebecca Davis in 1985-87, Dr. William D. McCain’s list from 1975 era, Imogene Springer’s Cemetery listings at the public libraries and Weyerhaeuser.  

The physical directions were obtained by Rose Diamond, assisted by Calhoun County residents with knowledge of these areas. In other words, I drove and asked or called and asked a lot of folks!!  

In no way is blame being placed on anyone or to any group for sites that are no longer available for public use, nor is anyone criticized for lack of maintenance at some sites.  

If you use these directions to try to locate these sites, I am in no way responsible if you get lost, if you break your body or your vehicle, or if harm befalls you because of trespassing. Hunt at your own risk!  

Rose Diamond 1/13/02

 

Copyright 2002-12:  Rose Diamond  
Last Updated: 
January 3, 2012    
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