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The location of Mercy Seat Cemetery









A visit to the Mercy Seat Cemetery ...

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 Mercy Seat Cemetery ...

The Mercy Seat Cemetery is located in Copiah County.

The county seat for Copiah County is located in Hazlehurst. Hazlehurst lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mercy Seat Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Lat:   31.7167°   (31° 43' 0")

Lon:   -90.5937°   (-90° 35' 37")

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 28 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Mercy Seat Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Ben Salem Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Damascus Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Franklin County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #58895<2>

Ebenezer AME Church Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Edwards Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Hartley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Jericho Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Jefferson County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

New Hope MB Church Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

New Providence Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

New Sight Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Newell Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Peets Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east (E) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Jefferson County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west (W) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Rehobeth - Barlow Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east (E) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Scott Family Memorial Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Shelton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Siloam MB Church Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south (S) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Sweetwater Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Sylvarena Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east (E) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Tyson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Weeks Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Weeks Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 16 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km] of the Mercy Seat Cemetery.

Beauregard   [Map]     Georgetown   [Map]    
Brookhaven   [Map]     Hazlehurst   [Map]    
Bude   [Map]     Meadville   [Map]    
Carpenter   [Map]     Port Gibson   [Map]    
Cobbs   [Map]     Rocky Springs   [Map]    
Crystal Springs   [Map]     Rosella   [Map]    
Eddiceton   [Map]     Utica   [Map]    
Fayette   [Map]     Wesson   [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 Mercy Seat Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Copiah County.

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

Beauregard   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery
 
Brookhaven   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery
 
Crystal Springs   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery
 
Fayette   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the West (W) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery
 
Hazlehurst   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery
 
Meadville   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery
 
Port Gibson   [Map]
 - Located in Claiborne County
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery
 
Utica   [Map]
 - Located in Hinds County
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North (N) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery
 
Wesson   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Mercy Seat Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Copiah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Concordia Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tangipahoa Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Tensas Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Adams County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Amite County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Claiborne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Hinds County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson Davis County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Lawrence County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Marion County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Pike County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Rankin County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Simpson County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Walthall County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Warren County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Wilkinson County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #708031   (Name of Record: Mercy Seat Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Copiah
Lat: 31.7168323     Lon: -90.5934303   [Map]
Elev: 153         Map Name: Midway

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Copiah County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mercy Seat Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7167, Longitude: -90.5937     [Map].

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<2>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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