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(Perry County, Mississippi)


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Profile for the Sunset Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Sunset 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 Sunset Cemetery...

The Sunset Cemetery is located in Perry County. The county seat for Perry County is located in New Augusta.

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

Lat:   31.3443°   (31° 20' 39")

Lon:   -88.9420°   (-88° 56' 31")

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

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


 

  Sunset Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Beaumont   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the South (S) of the Sunset Cemetery
 
Clara   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Sunset Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County
 
Ellisville   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Sunset Cemetery
 - Located in Jones County
 
Hattiesburg   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West (W) of the Sunset Cemetery
 - Located in Forrest County
 
Laurel   [Map]
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Sunset Cemetery
 - Located in Jones County
 
Leakesville   [Map]
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Sunset Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
New Augusta   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Sunset Cemetery
 
Petal   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of the Sunset Cemetery
 - Located in Forrest County
 
Richton   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Sunset Cemetery
 
Waynesboro   [Map]
 - Lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Sunset Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 16 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Sunset Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Sunset Cemetery
 - Located in Jones County
 
Browns Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Sunset Cemetery
 
Burch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Sunset Cemetery
 
Courtney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Sunset Cemetery
 
Edwards Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Sunset Cemetery
 
Frisco Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Sunset Cemetery
 
Hinton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Sunset Cemetery
 
Hinton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Sunset Cemetery
 
Hinton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Sunset Cemetery
 
Isaiah Hinton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Sunset Cemetery
 
McGilvary Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Sunset Cemetery
 
McSwain Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Sunset Cemetery
 
Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Sunset Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Nazareth Cemetery (FAG ID #2349924)
 
Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Sunset Cemetery
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Sunset Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Woodard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Sunset Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 15 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km] of the Sunset Cemetery.

Beaumont   [Map]Laurel   [Map]Petal   [Map]
Carson City   [Map]Leakesville   [Map]Richton   [Map]
Clara   [Map]Lux   [Map]Robinsons Junction   [Map]
Ellisville   [Map]McLain   [Map]State Line   [Map]
Hattiesburg   [Map]New Augusta   [Map]Waynesboro   [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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project 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 - 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 Sunset Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Perry 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    
Mobile 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    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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    
Jones County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pearl River County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Smith County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stone 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 Perry County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Mississippi
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Mississippi
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Mississippi,     of Perry 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 Sunset 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 Sunset Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #678436   (Name of Record: Sunset Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Perry
Lat: 31.3443428     Lon: -88.9419936   [Map]
Elev: 53         Map Name: Richton

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Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Perry 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: 31.3443, Longitude: -88.9420     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Sunset Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Sunset 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 starting in . A straight line distance ignores things 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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