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Friday, January 9, 2009

Beautiful Monument of Carthagenia Scott Hamblen



Camden Cemetery, named for the community of the same name, is located near the intersection of Highways 17 and 43. It is a fairly large cemetery in an otherwise sparsely populated area of Madison County, Mississippi, and it contains many old graves. The names of those buried here, like so many others in the state, trace the migration of settlers to Mississippi from a half dozen or so of the former colonies and from a few foreign countries.

One of the graves in Camden Cemetery is graced by a beautiful grave stone, shown here, that marks the burial place of Carthagenia Scott Collier. The marker is the same as one located in Mount Bluff Cemetery near Flora that I wrote about last week. Both markers appear to be made of masonry and metal, likely zinc.

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