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Church's and Cemeteries of Carroll County, Mississippi

Grantham Cemetery

Location: I found the cemetery listed under Montgomery county, as it is associated with the Pine Bluff Baptist Church area. From Winona ate 407 east approximately 10 miles. Take a right on Seymore road and stay on Seymore for about 3 miles until you reach Pine Bluff Baptist Church. Take a right on Ferguson Road (may not be marked as such). Stay to the left, approximately 1/2 mile there will be a fork, but stay left. Continue on the road, as it becomes Carroll County Rd 6 and then take a Left , at the T junction of County Road 8. Go down this road, and look for a house on the right, a white farm house, nicely kept, the E.L. Pullens house. Stop the car in front of the house on the right. To the left is a wooded hill. There is a path, alongside the pasture adjacent to the wooded hill. Go up the path and you will go into a wooded area. Walk about 5-10 minutes. Look to the left, about 50 feet or so from the path, you might notice some gravestones, but you will have to look hard. Walk off the path, and you will notice a barbed wire fence surrounding the old graveyard.   As you might imagine, it has become overgrown in woods. The cemetery appears to date from after the civil war up until the early 1900's. Surnames on gravestones include Mathews, Ferguson,  Garner among others. Many surnames listed on the Census of 1870, (township 17, range 6, page 259) are same as in this cemetery. There are unmarked graves, including a small section surrounded by an wrought iron fence, with no markings inside. Also, the Pine Bluff Cemetery at Pine Bluff Baptist church had similar surnames. I surmise it was it's predecessor in that community.   I hope this information is helpful to someone. Thanks   Jim Norris  

Carroll County


I am John Hansen, volunteer County Coordinator for Carroll County, Mississippi.  I have family lines from here and hence my interest in establishing as much information as possible on early Carroll County History.

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