Rodney Cemetery
Rodney, Jefferson County, Mississippi

Date: April 25, 2001

Cemetery: Rodney Cemetery
Established: 1800
City: 6 miles outside of Lorman Mississippi at the Old Rodney Town sight
County: Jefferson
State: Mississippi
Nation: USA
Nearby: Behind a restored antebellum Presbyterian church with a placard from the national register of historic places.
Reached by: Crossing property-private
Location: Rural-woods
Land: Hillside
Water: No
Features: forest has grown completely out of control. Land erosion is beginning to wear away the hillside.
Sign: No
Land Type: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: Non-locking
Status: Abandoned
Size: Medium
Unmarked graves: Yes
Gravestones: 50+
Broken gravestones: Yes
Toppled gravestones: Yes
Buried gravestones: Yes
Removed Gravestones: Unknown
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: No
Oldest grave: approximately 1800
Newest grave: 1950's
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: No
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Vandalized: Yes
Police report: No
VA: Gravestones-Overturned
VA: Gravestones-Broken
Overgrowth: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Disturbing
Vegetation: Trees
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Vegetation: Vines
Drainage: Good
Problem: Restricted access
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Work Status: No work started as of yet
Owner: Cemetery
Bordering: Religous
Change: Same
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: No

Other Information

The town of Rodney itself ceased to exist some time ago. Long ago it was a large town and the cemetery is quite extensive. It can be located from Lorman, MS through following old farming roads towards the Mississippi river (which has since changed course).


Mississippi Department of Archives and History Colonial Dames Daughters of the Confederacy

Submitted By:

name: Christopher Walters
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