In November of 1950 the City Council, in a special meeting, voted to purchase a 30 acre tract of land on the East side of town for a new city cemetery. All of the lots in Rose Hill had been sold and the city was in danger of having a shortage of burial plots. This land belonged to L. P. Richardson and was located only a short distance from Rose Hill. Mayor Jewel Campbell arranged with the bank for a loan of $11,000 to purchase the land. This new cemetery was to be called Easthaven and today there are approximately 10 acres in use. The first burial was Tom Pennington in 1952.
Source: Cemeteries in Brookhaven by Sue Dorman & Lisa Ballard 2009
GPS Coordinates: 31.5761, -90.4272
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #59099
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