Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Old Stephens Cemetery Chapel

The old Stephens Cemetery chapel just off River Road is a shady peaceful refuge on a hot Mississippi's summer day. The historic cemetery dates back to the mid 1800's and was once part of the old Zachariah Stephens plantation west of the Tombigbee River.


Anonymous said...

What is/was the purpose of the concrete platforms that run length wise next to the gate of the cemetery? I have noticed that the platforms have a graduel incline as they go up towards the gate.

Bob Franks said...

If I am not mistaken those are tables where food is served during dinner on the grounds.

Bob Franks said...

Angie, follow the Natchez Trace south out of Tishomingo County to Highway 371 (Kirkville-Marietta exit) and go south on Highway 371 to River Road, then go south on River Road about one and a half miles to Stephens Cemetery Road. The old cemetery and chapel is at the end of this little lane.

Yellow Creek is pretty country. As a child my family would take fishing and camping trips up to to Yellow Creek, Mill Creek and Eastport.

For more information about the Itawamba County Stephens family do a search on Zachariah Stephens (search box is upper left part of page). I did two postings with photos about the Itawamba County Stephens family.