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Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
(Jones County, Mississippi)


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Profile for the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery 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 Pilgrims Rest Cemetery...

The Pilgrims Rest Cemetery 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 Pilgrims Rest Cemetery

Lat:   31.6579°   (31° 39' 28")

Lon:   -89.1845°   (-89° 11' 4")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery 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 Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.

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


 

  Pilgrims Rest Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Bay Springs   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Jasper County
 
Collins   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West (W) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Covington County
 
Ellisville   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Hattiesburg   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Forrest County
 
Laurel   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Petal   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Forrest County
 
Richton   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Perry County
 
Sandersville   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Smith County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 33 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Jones County.

Anderson - Minter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Bynum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Calhoun Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Currie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Ellisville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Ellzey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Hinton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Indian Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Jordan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Laurel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Mt. Oral Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Nora Davis Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #61482<4>
 
Our Home Universalist Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Palestine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Shows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Shows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Taylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Tucker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Tularosa Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Walters Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 
Windham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.

Acme   [Map]Lake Como   [Map]Seminary   [Map]
Bay Springs   [Map]Laurel   [Map]Soso   [Map]
Collins   [Map]Lux   [Map]Stafford Springs   [Map]
Ellisville   [Map]Moss   [Map]Stringer   [Map]
Heidelberg   [Map]Mulberry   [Map]Taylorsville   [Map]
Hot Coffee   [Map]Petal   [Map]Vernon   [Map]
Kelona   [Map]Sandersville   [Map]Vossburg   [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 turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 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 Pilgrims Rest Cemetery:

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    
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    
Lawrence 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    
Pearl River 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 Pilgrims Rest 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 Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #685564   (Name of Record: Pilgrims Rest Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jones
Lat: 31.6579409     Lon: -89.1845026   [Map]
Elev: 67         Map Name: Laurel West

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Mississippi

About Jones County

About Mississippi

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: 31.6579, Longitude: -89.1845     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Pilgrims Rest Cemetery 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' distance that starts in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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