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The location of Melba Cemetery









A visit to the Melba Cemetery ...

The location of the Melba Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Melba Cemetery ...

The Melba Cemetery is located in Jefferson Davis County.

The county seat for Jefferson Davis County is located in Prentiss. Prentiss lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the Northwest of the Melba Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the location of the Melba Cemetery

Lat:   31.4446°   (31° 26' 40")

Lon:   -89.6467°   (-89° 38' 48")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Melba Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 69 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Melba Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Jefferson Davis County.

Allen Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Marion County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Melba Cemetery

Aultman Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Covington County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Melba Cemetery

Barners Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Melba Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57846<3>

Barwick Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Melba Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57868

Bass - Burkett Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Melba Cemetery

Bass Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Melba Cemetery

Bassfield City Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Melba Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57877

Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Covington County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Melba Cemetery

Blackburn - Carter Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Melba Cemetery

Bond Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Melba Cemetery

Booth Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Melba Cemetery

Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lamar County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Melba Cemetery

Chance Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Melba Cemetery

Clark Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Covington County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Melba Cemetery

Coulter Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Covington County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Melba Cemetery

Davis Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Covington County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Melba Cemetery

Deen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Melba Cemetery

Deen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Melba Cemetery

Double Churches Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Melba Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lamar County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Melba Cemetery

Gates Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Covington County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Melba Cemetery

Graham Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Covington County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Melba Cemetery

Gray Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Melba Cemetery

Harper Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Melba Cemetery

Hathorn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Melba Cemetery

Hathorn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Melba Cemetery

Hathorn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Melba Cemetery

Hawthorn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Melba Cemetery

Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lamar County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Melba Cemetery

Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Marion County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Melba Cemetery

Jones Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lamar County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Melba Cemetery

King Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Melba Cemetery

King Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Melba Cemetery

King Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Melba Cemetery

King Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lamar County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Melba Cemetery

Loflin - Applewhite Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Melba Cemetery

Lowery Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Covington County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Melba Cemetery

Lowland Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Jefferson County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Melba Cemetery

Magee - Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Melba Cemetery

Martin Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Covington County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Melba Cemetery

Martin - Lott Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lamar County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Melba Cemetery

McLeod Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Melba Cemetery

McPhail Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Jefferson County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Melba Cemetery

Miller Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Covington County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Melba Cemetery

Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Marion County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Melba Cemetery

New Hope Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Covington County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Melba Cemetery

New Union Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Marion County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Melba Cemetery

Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Covington County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Melba Cemetery

Old Bassfield Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Melba Cemetery

Old Broom Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Marion County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Melba Cemetery

Presley Watts Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Covington County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Melba Cemetery

Progress Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Melba Cemetery

Randle Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Marion County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Melba Cemetery

Raybourn Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Marion County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Melba Cemetery

Reese Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Melba Cemetery

Russell Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lamar County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Melba Cemetery

Speights Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Melba Cemetery

Speights Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Melba Cemetery

Speights Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Melba Cemetery

Stewart - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Melba Cemetery

Sumrall Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lamar County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Melba Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2598798

Taylor Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lamar County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Melba Cemetery

Victory Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Melba Cemetery

Watts Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lamar County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Melba Cemetery

Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Melba Cemetery

Wilks Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Jefferson County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Melba Cemetery

Wilks Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Marion County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Melba Cemetery

Williamson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Melba Cemetery

Williamson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lamar County

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Melba Cemetery

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Melba Cemetery.

Arbo   [Map]     Petal   [Map]    
Bassfield   [Map]     Pinebur   [Map]    
Collins   [Map]     Prentiss   [Map]    
Columbia   [Map]     Purvis   [Map]    
Grange   [Map]     Seminary   [Map]    
Hattiesburg   [Map]     Silver Creek   [Map]    
Hot Coffee   [Map]     Sumrall   [Map]    
Lux   [Map]     West Hattiesburg   [Map]    
Mount Olive   [Map]      

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Melba Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Jefferson Davis County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Melba Cemetery.

Collins   [Map]
 - Located in Covington County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Melba Cemetery
 
Columbia   [Map]
 - Located in Marion County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Melba Cemetery
 
Ellisville   [Map]
 - Located in Jones County
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Melba Cemetery
 
Hattiesburg   [Map]
 - Located in Forrest County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Melba Cemetery
 
Magee   [Map]
 - Located in Simpson County
 - Lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the North (N) of the Melba Cemetery
 
Mize   [Map]
 - Located in Smith County
 - Lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the North (N) of the Melba Cemetery
 
Monticello   [Map]
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Melba Cemetery
 
Petal   [Map]
 - Located in Forrest County
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Melba Cemetery
 
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located in Smith County
 - Lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Melba Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Melba Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Jefferson Davis County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Washington Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Copiah County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Covington County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Forrest County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Greene County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Jasper County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Jones County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Lamar County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Lawrence County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
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Pearl River County:     Cyndi's
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Perry County:     Cyndi's
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Pike County:     Cyndi's
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Rankin County:     Cyndi's
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Simpson County:     Cyndi's
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Smith County:     Cyndi's
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Stone County:     Cyndi's
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Walthall County:     Cyndi's
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Wayne County:     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Mississippi,
Cemeteries of Jefferson Davis County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Mississippi
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Mississippi
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Mississippi,
Cemeteries of Jefferson Davis County
 

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Mississippi

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Melba Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Melba Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #691310   (Name of Record: Melba Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jefferson Davis
Lat: 31.4446155     Lon: -89.6467389   [Map]
Elev: 133         Map Name: Bassfield

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Melba Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4446, Longitude: -89.6467     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Melba Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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