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Re: [MS] The Yellow Fever Cemetery

: I found my cousin Lizzie Epinger/Eppenger14 yr old in Holly Spring
: Ms on the 1870 census and has been unable to find her again on
: census or marriage records, by first name or last name search. I
: found an article on Google that read between August amd mid-
: October 1878 the town of 3,500 residents was down to 800due to
: deaths from yellow fever Is anyone familiar with this Yellow
: Fever outbreak. Thanks in advance. Rosa
Yellow Fever Cemetery
Grenada, Grenada County, Mississippi

The Yellow Fever Cemetery is located in Grenada County, in the town of Grenada, Mississippi, on 2nd street, east of the railroad tracks. The cemetery information was first copied in 1960 at which time no one was responsible for the upkeep of the area and the markers were rapidly disappearing. The Pilot Club of Grenada adopted the restoration and care of the historic cemetery as a community service. In 1986, the records copied in 1960 were rechecked. Some of the markers found in 1960 had disappeared in 1986. Both list were combined. The information was copied by Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Martin. (Date unknown, probable 1960).

The Cemetery is locally known as the Yellow Fever Cemetery, however it was used prior to the epidemic of 1878.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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