Hillcrest Cemetery is a historic cemetery in Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States. Established in 1837, it is known as the "Little Arlington of the South." It contains the burials of five Confederate generals.
The cemetery is located on Center Street in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi.
The cemetery was established in 1837, when William S. Randolph, an early settler of Holly Springs, donated the land. The railings were designed by the Jones, McElwain and Company Iron Foundry prior to the Civil War.
It is known as the "Little Arlington of the South" in allusion to the Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C.. Notable burials include five generals of the Confederate States Army: Samuel Benton, Winfield S. Featherston, Daniel Govan, Edward Walthall, and Absolom M. West. Other notable burials include Wall Doxey, Benjamin D. Nabers, Hiram Rhodes Revels, and James F. Trotter. Also buried there are painter Kate Freeman Clark and the wife and son of Alamo defender Micajah Autry.
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Hillcrest Cemetery Reviews
Very interesting cemetery. The guy in the office helped us by looking up the index card on a very distant relative from mid 1800’s who was a general. This was our purpose for visiting Holly... more »
The cemetery was easy to find and navigate. We found a couple of the generals and enjoyed seeing the historical stones and peaceful environment. more »
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