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Hillcrest Cemetery

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Area  24 acres (9.7 ha)
MPS  Holly Springs MRA
Added to NRHP  June 28, 1982
Built  1837
NRHP Reference #  82003108
Hillcrest Cemetery
Location  Center Street, Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, U.S.

Hillcrest Cemetery is a historic cemetery in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Established in 1837, it is known as the "Little Arlington of the South." It contains the burials of five Confederate generals.

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Location

The cemetery is located on Center Street in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi.

History

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 were painter Kate Freeman Clark and the wife and son of Alamo defender Micajah Autry.

The cemetery was vandalized in 1980.

Heritage significance

It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since June 28, 1982.

References

Hillcrest Cemetery Wikipedia


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