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Friendship Cemetery, Columbus

#28 of 78 in Historic Sites in Mississippi
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Friendship Cemetery is a cemetery located in Columbus, Mississippi. In 1849, the cemetery was established on 5 acres by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The original layout consisted of three interlocking circles, signifying the Odd Fellows emblem. By 1957, Friendship Cemetery had increased in size to 35 acres, and was acquired by the City of Columbus. The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and was designated a Mississippi Landmark in 1989. As of 2015, the cemetery contained some 22,000 graves within an area of 70 acres and was still in use.
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  • This is a very good place to visit and learn the history of the south take time to wonder around and read some of the markers on the graves.  more »
  • 密西西比州Columbus在南北戰爭時是南方的救治中心。1862年的Shiloh 戰鬥後,有2194名南方邦聯CSA將士和幾十名北方聯邦士兵埋葬在這個Friendship Cemetery,其中包括5名CSA將軍。 1866年4月25日,Columbus...  more »
  • I don't know a single soul in this cemetery being as I'm not from here but my sister and I can spend hours here. The tombstones tell stories of days gone by and heartaches and loss from centuries ago. Ms tidwell, the weeping angel is a favorite stop as well as a statue of Sue Baby Hudson. Her death was in 1877 but her statue stands as a tribute of love her parents had. The magnolia trees are beautiful and this city cemetery is rich in trees and history for those willing to do the research.
  • Went see Tales from the Crypt. It is put on buy the Math and science kids. They chose a grave site and research the person. They are at the grave dressed in period clothes. They tell about that persons life. It only takes place once a year during the Columbus Pilgrimage.

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