Cedar Rest Cemetery
The Cedar Rest Cemetery has been a multi-cultural model from its inception. With graves dating from the 1820s, it serves as the final resting place of African-Americans, Caucasians, Native Americans and immigrants from numerous countries.
Cedar Rest Cemetery’s oldest grave is that of E. Meggs. His date of death is May 15, 1815, but the marker is gone.
Fun Fact: Each Halloween, October 31st, beginning at dusk, the cemetery attracts hundreds of visitors for a unique tour where descendants of those who are buried here perform reenactments of their ancestors. The Hancock County Historical Society organizes this Halloween tour every year to collect donations for repair of tombstones. Fun begins at dusk, and refreshments are served at the Lobrano House. For more information contact Hancock County Tourism Development Bureau.
Address: 200 South Second Street (one block away from the Historical Society)
City: Bay St. Louis
Motor Coach Parking: Yes
Accessibility: Can be viewed from vehicle