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(Jones County, Mississippi)


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Profile for the Memorial Park ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Memorial Park have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

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 seven sections:

The Location of the Memorial Park...

Memorial Park is located in Jones County. The county seat for Jones County is located in Laurel.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Memorial Park

Lat:   31.6968°   (31° 41' 48")

Lon:   -89.0506°   (-89° 3' 2")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Memorial Park can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Memorial Park.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.


 

  Memorial Park  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Memorial Park. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Jones County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Memorial Park.

Bay Springs   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the Northwest (NW) of the Memorial Park
 - Located in Jasper County
 
Clara   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Memorial Park
 - Located in Wayne County
 
Ellisville   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Memorial Park
 
Laurel   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Memorial Park
 
Richton   [Map]
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Memorial Park
 - Located in Perry County
 
Sandersville   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Memorial Park
 
Shubuta   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Memorial Park
 - Located in Clarke County
 
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Memorial Park
 - Located in Smith County
 
Waynesboro   [Map]
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East (E) of the Memorial Park
 - Located in Wayne County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 26 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Memorial Park. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Memorial Park
 
Blackledge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Memorial Park
 
Choctaw Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Memorial Park
 
Clark Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Memorial Park
 
Currie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Memorial Park
 
Dennis Blackledge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Memorial Park
 
Erratta Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Memorial Park
 
Fall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Memorial Park
 
Florence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Memorial Park
 
Laurel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Memorial Park
 
May Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Memorial Park
 
Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Memorial Park
 
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Memorial Park
 
Mt. Oral Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Memorial Park
 
Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Memorial Park
 
Myrick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Memorial Park
 
Nora Davis Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Nora Davis Memorial Cemetery (FAG ID #61482)
 
Old Sharon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Memorial Park
 
Palestine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Memorial Park
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Memorial Park
 - Located in Wayne County
 
Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Memorial Park
 - Located in Covington County
 
Sandersville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Memorial Park
 
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Memorial Park
 
Sharon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Memorial Park
 
Tucker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Memorial Park
 
Windham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Memorial Park

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 Memorial Park.

Acme   [Map]Kelona   [Map]Soso   [Map]
Bay Springs   [Map]Lake Como   [Map]Stafford Springs   [Map]
Clara   [Map]Laurel   [Map]Stringer   [Map]
Ellisville   [Map]Moss   [Map]Vernon   [Map]
Fouke   [Map]Sandersville   [Map]Vossburg   [Map]
Heidelberg   [Map]Shubuta   [Map]Waldrup   [Map]

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

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that 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 Memorial Park:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Jones County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Forrest County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
George County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jasper County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson Davis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rankin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Simpson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Smith County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

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

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 Memorial Park.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #673471   (Name of Record: Memorial Park Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jones
Lat: 31.6968286     Lon: -89.0506105   [Map]
Elev: 86         Map Name: Laurel East

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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



Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6968, Longitude: -89.0506     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Memorial Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Memorial Park should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>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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