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Glenwood Cemetery
Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi

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Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City, MS

GPS: 32.851564, -90.400483

Potter's Field Rd
Yazoo City, MS

Published: March 1, 2020
Total records: 8,441

Glenwood Cemetery is owned by the City of Yazoo City.

Cemetery History

Glenwood Cemetery dates back to at least 1856. A stone marker notes the cemetery property was given to the city by Capt. John Willis and his wife Annie. A simple marker is placed before a large plot near the creek where the bodies of many Confederate soldiers are buried. An early newspaper article says they died in the Civil War hospital located on South Main Street.

Located not far from the fountain in Glenwood is a grave surrounded by chain links. This is known as "The Witch's Grave." The legend of the Witch that burned Yazoo City in 1904 became famous in a book written by Willie Morris. Morris' grave is located 13 steps south of the Witch's grave.

There is an estimated 10,000 to 11,000 bodies in Glenwood.

Cemetery Records

Records linked below were acquired from the City of Yazoo City on March 1, 2020. Dates of death range from 1818 to 1999...

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