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Friendship Cemetery

Fourth Street South

Located on Fourth Street South just south of the City of Columbus, Mississippi, Friendship Cemetery is situated on a bluff overlooking the Tombigbee River. This historic burial ground was founded May 30, 1849, on a five-acre parcel of land owned by the Union Lodge No 35 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

In 1957 the Odd Fellows deeded the cemetery to the City of Columbus, which maintains the present 65 acres containing approximately 16,000 graves.

In 1980 Friendship Cemetery was names to the National Register of Historic Places.

Friendship Cemetery is noteworthy not only as the burial place of people whose names are synonymous with the founding of Columbus but is also important for its associations with other people and events, which shaped the history of Mississippi and the nation.

In addition, buried in Friendship Cemetery are veterans of the American Revolution, The War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.


Bronwyn Hill

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Went see Tales from the Crypt. It is put on buy the Math and science kids. They chose a grave site and research the person. They are at the grave dressed in period clothes. They tell about that persons life. It only takes place once a year during the Columbus Pilgrimage.

Cody Jordan

Friday, Jan. 6, 2017
Really neat, quiet place right next to the football stadium. Great place for a bike ride.

Rudy Cosby

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016
Most famous cemetery in the south with weeping Angel and tales from the crypt. Historic.

Denise ppo Hubbert

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
I have Ancestors buried there many many years ago.... beautiful old place . I could have stayed there for days and not seen it all.

Karin Poppe

Sunday, July 31, 2016
One of my favorite cemeteries. Decoration Day Started here

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