Pontotoc Area Cemeteries

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Pontotoc Area Cemeteries

The following are cemeteries in the vicinity of Pontotoc.  Many have members from the Montgomery and allied families buried there:

Campground Church Cemetery
South of Pontotoc off Hwy 15.  Go south 2.9 miles from the junction of Hwy. 15 and Hwy 41.  Turn left on Campground Road (County Road 134) and proceed 1.7 miles.  The church is on the left.  The cemetery is behind the church.  Fenced.  Beyond the church one tenth of a mile is a fork in the road (County Road 139).  Next to the church is the Old Natchez Trace.  This cemetery has a sign reading Campground Church Cemetery, but is sometimes also referred to as the Calloway Cemetery because a large number of Calloways/ Callaways are buried there.

Hartwell-Tutor Cemetery
Near Randolph.

Old Lebanon Cemetery
Toccopola, at the Lebanon Presbyterian Church.

Monroe Mission Cemetery
South of Pontotoc off Hwy 15.  From the junction of Hwy. 15 and Hwy 41 go 4.6 miles.  Go past the Algoma Road.  The Monroe Mission is on the Right.  There is a historical marker at the road. Turn right onto the gravel road.  The church sits on one side (right) of the gravel road, the cemetery on the other.  Fenced.  The Monroe Mission was established in 1823 as a Presbyterian mission to the Indians.  The current building, though quite old, is the fourth building on the spot according to the historical marker. 

Pontotoc City Cemetery
On Main Street North in the town of Pontotoc.  From the City Hall, Fire Station and Library travel north.  Go through the traffic light (Oxford Street).  Cemetery is on the left (west) side of street.  It is a rather large cemetery with many old grave stones.  Fenced.

Redland Cemetery
South of Pontotoc.  Go out Hwy. 15.  From the Junction of Hwy 15 and Hwy 41 go south on 15 13.9 miles to Williams Road.  Take the left and go 1.3 miles to dead end, then sharp left.  The cemetery is in sight on the left side.  Gravel road, fenced with sign.  I have not been to Redland Cemetery.  The directions are from the cemetery book of Pontotoc County available at the Magnolia Pontotoc Library.

Sarepta (in Calhoun Country)
From the library in Pontotoc go north on Main Street, turn left at light onto Oxford Street.  Travel straight past the Hwy 15 bypass on Hwy. 9 South (signs read toward Bruce) for 19.2 miles. I did not verify the miles, but you do go into Calhoun County.  You will soon see a sign indicating the community of Sarepta is to the left.  Just beyond this you will come to a gravel road on the right (Calhoun County Road 169).  The cemetery is on the right about two tenths of a mile at the junction of Calhoun County Road 173 (a road which bisects the cemetery and goes into a gated pasture.  Many old graves here.

Williams / Gershom Cemetery
Go south on Hwy 15.  From the Hwy 15 and Hwy 41 junction go south on 15 for 11.5 miles to the Redland / Sarepta road and turn right.  At the location of the old town of Gershom before it was moved west because of the railroad.

For other cemeteries in the area see Cemeteries of Pontotoc County, Mississippi, compiled by the Pontotoc Historical Society.  Available in the genealogy room of the Magnolia Pontotoc Library in downtown Pontotoc, Mississippi.


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