Thursday, May 05, 2005

Vicksburg's Cedar Hill Cemetery

The city of Vicksburg has announced that the maps of Cedar Hill Cemetery are now available to the public through Internet access and on display in the sign cabinet located outside the cemetery office. The public may now view and print out a cemetery map displaying streets, entrance gates and divisions.

Software requirements, for viewing are Adobe PDF viewer. Software requirement for full size printing is printer/plotter dependent. If you have 8 1/2 x 11 paper you may select an area to clip and print, zoom in to area and print, or reduce map to fit page. To access this map, go to, and follow these steps:

  1. Select "city government" on the left side of the home page
  2. Next, select "departments"
  3. At this display page, select "Cemetery-Cedar Hill" from the department menu category dropdown list
  4. Place cursor over and click on the words "click here for Cemetery map in PDF format" (located near the top right of this cemetery department page)
  5. Click on the PDF link located at the bottom of the cemetery and map information page

If you wish to have a full size copy of either map, an open records request may be made through the City Clerk's office. Please make sure to state which map is requested on the Open Records Request Form.

Future mapping project plans are to include square, lot and ownership information. Sources of information for research and database entries are the Cemetery office maps along with Engineering's map Mylar's, "Record of lands" book, rolodexes of ownership and interment information, book of interments, other written records, City Clerk deed purchase (payment)records, maintenance fee records, monthly Cemetery Sexton Opening/Closing reports, Chancery Clerk Plat Records and deed filings and tombstone record books compiled and published by Walter and Annie Salassi with much assistance from members of the Vicksburg Genealogical Society and the UDC.

The last item listed of which includes a compilation of the Fisher records. Interment name and location information already provided on the City's Cemetery website includes records dating from 1967 up through the present. Records between 1967 and 1974 were obtained by the Cemetery office in 1974 from information provided by A.J. Martin Marble Work's tombstone purchase and placement records.

The City is interested in any records information your office, individuals or groups may have that can be used to assist in research to verify Cedar Hill Cemetery information.

If you have any information, questions, comments or ideas on the city's Cedar Hill Cemetery, please contact Anna Booth at 601-619-7884, 1401 WalnutStreet, Room # 310, Vicksburg, MS 39180 or


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