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.
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.
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
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.