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Early Grove Cemetery located behind Early Grove United Methodist Church in Lamar, MS.
The cemetery is a mixture of very old and new stones. There are many broken stones which now lie flat on the ground. Others rest against their pedestals. Many of the oldest stones are covered in black lichens and are extremely difficult to read.
A Confederate soldier and his wife are buried directly behind the church, just to the left of the "cannon ball" markers on the left side of the photo.
Travel east from Slayden on MS Hwy 72 for 3.2 mi., then turn north (left) onto Early Grove Rd. & go 2.1 mi., turning west (left) onto the Early Grove Church Rd. (opposite the intersection w/ Wilburn Rd.) going to the end of the road past the church to the cemetery.