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Cowles Mead Cemetery

 Located on Natchez Trace, between I-20 and I-55 in Clinton


Photos by Natalie Maynor

This small family cemetery on the old Cowles Mead plantation near Clinton
is now maintained by the National Park Service as a historic site along the Natchez Trace Parkway.  (1 famous interment)

List Derived From Photos by Natalie Maynor
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Mead, Cowles  b. Oct. 18, 1776 d. May 17, 1844
Mead, Cowles G  b. Oct. 28, 1818 d. Oct. 25, 1849
Mead, Mary Lilly  b. Mar. 10, 1797 d. Oct. 27, 1834

Cowles Mead Territorial Governor of Mississippi. Born in Virginia, Mead moved to Georgia, where he served the state as a U.S. Representative, and then on to Mississippi, where he served as Territorial Governor. In addition to having been known for ordering the arrest of Aaron Burr in 1807 (Burr was acquitted), Mead was known for his lavish landscaping and is credited with having introduced bermuda grass to the U.S. (bio by: Natlie Maynor)

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