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Forrest County Cemetery Book Typescript

Identifier: M255

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the original typescript of the book entitled Forrest Co., Mississippi, Tombstone Inscriptions and the reduced copy from which the book was published.

A copy of the book Forrest Co., Mississippi, Tombstone Inscriptions (Western Part of Old Perry Co., Miss.), compiled by South Mississippi Genealogical Society (Carrollton, Miss.: Pioneer Publishing, 1986, 1999) is available in the McCain Library (Brooks Reading Room), call number F347.F6 F67 1999


  • Creation: 1983-1984


Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

On June 14, 1983, the South Mississippi Genealogical Society voted to survey, compile, and publish Forrest County cemetery inscriptions. For the project more than 30 volunteers adopted one or more of the 79 cemeteries and recorded tombstone inscriptions. Over 18,000 inscriptions were found, and additional references to unmarked graves, maiden names, and parents were added.

The information collected for this project was published under the title Forrest County, Mississippi Tombstone Inscriptions and is available in the genealogy collection as well as in other area libraries. The book is currently out of print.


1.6 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



Manuscript and typescript of cemetery markers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr. W.D. McCain in August 1990.

Forrest County Cemetery Book Typescript
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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