Old Salem Cemetery
Vossburg, Jackson County, Mississippi

Date: 13 August 2001

Cemetery: Old Salem Cemetery
Established: oldest grave 1844
Street: Vossburg exit off I-59, and east about one quarter mile on north side of County Road 39..
Type: Road-public
City: Vossburg
Township: Section 34, Township 2 North, Range 13 East
County: Jasper
State: MS
Nation: US
Zip:
Nearby: I-59 and County Rd 39
Location: Rural-mixed
Land: Flat
Watersource:
Features: Overgrown
Sign: No
Land Type:
Access: Open
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: None
Status: Abandoned
Size: Medium
Gravestones: 70 +
Oldest: 1844
Newest: 1969
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled:
Buried: Yes
Removed: Unknown
Weather problems: Unknown
Pollution problems: Unknown
Association: Unsure
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Records location: Jasper County Mississippi Cemeteries 1833-1998 by Jones Co Genealogical and Historical Society, 1999
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Vandalized: No
Overgrowth: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Damaging
Vegetation: Trees
Vegetation: Moss
Vegetation: Vines
Drainage:
Problem: Apathy
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Restoration: No work started as of yet
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Dumping
Bordering: Woods
Change: Unknown
Reason:
Visited: Unknown
Archeology: Unknown
Contacted: I have contacted the Jasper Co Board of Supervisors, but the supervisor has not returned my calls.

Other Information

This cemetery was partially cleared by the county in the early 1990's when county worker discovered it in the woods and undergrowth. Per a Jasper County newspaper article (my copy is not dated), the Dept of Archives mandated the cleanup because of the grave of a Revolutionary Soldier (Edward Young Terral) as well as several Civil War Soldiers. visited the cemetery in August 1999, but found it only from directions of an elderly woman down the county road. There is no sign, and no stones are visible from the county road. There are pioneer settlers of MS Territory buried there with some of their descendants, and it is shameful that such an historic place is completely neglected and unmarked.

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