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..
Township: Section 34, Township 2 North, Range 13 East
Nearby: I-59 and County Rd 39
Gravestones: 70 +
Weather problems: Unknown
Pollution problems: Unknown
Records location: Jasper County Mississippi Cemeteries 1833-1998 by Jones Co Genealogical and Historical Society, 1999
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Restoration: No work started as of yet
Contacted: I have contacted the Jasper Co Board of Supervisors, but the supervisor has not returned my calls.
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.
name: Brenda Bundy