City of Ocean Springs: Evergreen Cemetery Marker

The City of Ocean Springs was awarded a 2018-2019 Heritage Community Grant to purchase and install a historical marker at the Evergreen Cemetery on Sunset Avenue. The marker celebrates the historical character and unique natural surroundings of the burial grounds. Established about 1854, it was the first public cemetery in the city and excepted burials regardless of religion, or race. The cemetery is the resting place for the remains of many notable Ocean Springs residents including artists Walter Anderson and Peter Anderson, Civil Rights leader Rev. Dr. Jesse Trotter, Sr.; abolitionist, reformer and suffragette Hannah Tracy Cutler. In addition to these prominent citizens, the cemetery is also the resting place for many past occupants of the Charnley-Norwood House.