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Marks, Quitman, County, Mississippi
Seventh St & Walthall Ave, Marks MS
Lat: 34° 15' 40"N, 90° 16' 49"W
T28N R10W Sec 34
Contributed by Sharon Wright, Dec 05, 2006, last edited Dec 20, 2006 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 1,547.
From the intersection of Hwy 3 and Hwy 6, take Hwy 3 South past McDonald's. The first street after McDonald's is Lamar Avenue. Turn west on Lamar Avenue, take Lamar Avenue until it dead-ends at Seventh Street, turn north onto Seventh Street. The only entrance to the cemetery is at Seventh Street and Walthall Avenue.
The Marks Cemetery was established in 1913, on land donated by Henry Marks, to the Township of Marks, who owned and maintained it for many years. It was later turned over to the city of Marks.
The cemetery is now owned and operated by First Marks Cemetery Association, formed in 1996, and it is a self perpetuating cemetery. The association has made many improvements to the cemetery since 1996, including improved drainage, a fence, and repair of headstones, and removal of trees. There are some unmarked graves in this cemetery.
To contact for information or to send a donation for the care and maintenance of the cemetery, you may write to: First Marks Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 332, Marks, MS 38646
The section numbers are mine, not the cemetery. I divided the cemetery into sections because it was too large to get done all in one day.
I have transcribed from my readings when I visited the cemetery Oct 22, 2006. I will continue to visit it until I am finished reading it. A work in progress.
- Sharon Wright
Sec 1 - runs north and south along fence, near entrance
Sec 2 - runs east and west along fence bordering Hwy 6
Sec 3 - runs north and south, separated from Sec 1 by a gravel road
Sec 4 - runs north and south, separated from Sec 3 by a gravel road, contains one tree and several bushes
Sec 5 - runs north and south, separated from Sec 4 by a gravel road, contains one angel and a water faucet
Sec 6 - runs north and south, separated from Sec 5 by a gravel road, contains a large angel
Sec 7 - runs north and south, separated from Sec 6 by a gravel road, contains a memorial to veterans
Sec 8 - runs north and south, separated from Sec 7 by a gravel road
Sec 9 - runs north and south, separated from Sec 8 by a gravel road
Sec 10 - runs north and south, separated from Sec 9 by a gravel road
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