Former MS. Governor's tombstone restored and unveiled - - Jackson, MS

Former MS. Governor's tombstone restored and unveiled

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - One of Jackson's oldest tombstones was restored and unveiled this Halloween.

Greenwood Cemetery, located on the corner of George and West Streets, is one of Jackson's oldest landmarks dating back to 1823. And the Sandstone marker for Mississippi Governor AM Scott has been slowly deteriorating at the cemetery for more than 175 years.

"He died in 1833 because he refused to leave Jackson in the Cholera epidemic. He said he had been elected to be governor and he was going to stay in his office and do his job. His family left town. He didn't and unfortunately he died," said Greenwood Cemetery Association Secretary, Cecile Wardlaw.

A grant from the state's Archives and History Department allowed the Greenwood Cemetery Association to restore the monument for Mississippi's seventh governor.

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