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Historic Natchez Cemetery

Address: Cemetery Road, Natchez, MS
Phone Number: 601-445-5051
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Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks

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The Woodlands, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Ben Franklin supposedly said "Show me your cemeteries and I'll show you what type of people you have". If that's true, the people of Natchez must have been very caring and respectful over the past two centuries. This is a beautiful and well maintained cometary that is well worth parking and walking.

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Marshall, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This cemetery headstone was used in a fiction book where the story is based in Natchez. Ilse is the author (can't remember first name). It was a little spooky because we went at dusk.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Even if you're pressed for time, make room for a drive through this historic cemetery. People have said it's beautiful. I'd say it's kinda mysterious and creepy, in that southern bayou, sort of way. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil has nothing over this place. I was most moved by the section dedicated to confederate veterans of the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Odd to say but enjoyed walking around here. Well maintained and good for history buffs with lots of interesting gravestones.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I love this place. Even when I was a kid I remember riding through the cemetery with my mom looking at the ornate wrought iron fences and detailed headstones. My mos said that when she was a kid my grandmother would bring her and my uncles there and spend all day, even packing a picnic lunch. It's just that kind... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very large cemetery. Drove through it just to see the old and unique grave markers. Followed the narrow roads winding through it.

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Summit, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love to drive through and see the CSA unknown soldiers' grave markers. It is also awe inspiring to believe so many of these grave sites are hundreds of years old. We saw stones where whole families died within two to three years of each other,. To think the stones are still readable and in such good condition this much... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

very interesting cemetery. not easy to locate - all the way on the outside of the city. a short drive from downtown. do visit.

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Galveston, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
18 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

In this cemetery you can see the difference in headstones and famous Southerners from the early seventeenth century through today. The mausoleums, intricate headstones hand carved in Europe centuries ago show craftsmanship unavailable today. It is a historians dream!

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Flint, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If you have the time to go you should, but get the cd so you know what you are looking at. We didn't know about it until afterwards and it would have been helpful. We did however enjoy ourselves.

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