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(Tunica County, Mississippi)


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Profile for the Rising Sun Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Rising Sun 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.

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The Location of the Rising Sun Cemetery...

The Rising Sun Cemetery is located in Tunica County. The county seat for Tunica County is located in Tunica.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Rising Sun Cemetery

Lat:   34.5176°   (34° 31' 3")

Lon:   -90.3929°   (-90° 23' 34")

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

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Rising Sun Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Tunica County.

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

Clarksdale   [Map]
 - Located in Coahoma County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Friars Point   [Map]
 - Located in Coahoma County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Helena   [Map]
 - Located in Phillips County (AR)
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Marks   [Map]
 - Located in Quitman County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Senatobia   [Map]
 - Located in Tate County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Tunica   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
West Helena   [Map]
 - Located in Phillips County (AR)
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of the Rising Sun Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 19 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Rising Sun Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alexander Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Quitman County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2518223<4>
 
Barbee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Coahoma County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Berea Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Bethany Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Coahoma County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Bosket Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Bradley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Church of God Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Crouse Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Daygo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Dooley Wood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Dowd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Kyles Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Mt. Sinia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Phillips Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Walton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Rising Sun Cemetery
 
Whites Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Rising Sun Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 14 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Rising Sun Cemetery.

Coahoma   [Map]Helena (AR)   [Map]North Tunica   [Map]
Crenshaw   [Map]Jonestown   [Map]Phillips Bayou (AR)   [Map]
Falcon   [Map]Longtown   [Map]Sledge   [Map]
Friars Point   [Map]Lula   [Map]Tunica   [Map]
Helena - West Helena (AR)   [Map]Marks   [Map]West Helena (AR)   [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 Rising Sun Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Tunica County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Crittenden County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Desha County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phillips County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Francis County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bolivar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coahoma County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeSoto County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Leflore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Panola County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sunflower County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallahatchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tate County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yalobusha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

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

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 Rising Sun 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 Rising Sun Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #676673   (Name of Record: Rising Sun Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Tunica
Lat: 34.5176047     Lon: -90.3928764   [Map]
Elev: 54         Map Name: Dundee

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tunica County: www.tunicacounty.com/

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: 34.5176, Longitude: -90.3929     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Rising Sun Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Rising Sun 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in . 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.

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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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