Gaines Family Cemetery

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Gaines Family Cemetery

Location
Wayne County, Mississippi, USA
Memorials 3 added (100% photographed)

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This cemetery can be reached by taking highway US 45 south to Stateline. When you get to where US 45 starts turning into a two lane highway, park on the grassy shoulder on the right before you get to the sign that says: “4 - Lane Ends ½ Mile”. Walk up the steep shoulder and look for the tallest dead tree without any leaves ahead of you in the pine forest (as of February 2015). Aim for this tree as you walk in through the woods, as the burials are located near the tree; the coordinates for the cemetery’s map give the location of the markers. There are just the three burials with markers as listed. The old Peachwood plantation house, built by the Gaines family, has been long gone, although there was a log building still remaining at one time. In the 1950’s, a family built a house on the property and demolished the log building. When the interchange for SR 57 and US 45 was built, the cemetery was preserved in the triangle between highway US 45, highway SR 57 and Kennedy Street.

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GPS Coordinates: 31.4492100, -88.4626200

  • Added: 23 Apr 2008
  • Find a Grave Cemetery: #2258443