Glenwood Cemetery, located in Yazoo City, dates back to at least 1856. A stone marker notes the cemetery property was given to the city by Capt. John Willis and his wife Annie. A simple marker is placed before a large plot near the creek where the bodies of many Confederate soldiers are buried. An early newspaper article says they died in the Civil War hospital located on South Main Street. Located not far from the fountain in Glenwood is a grave surrounded by chain links. This is known as “The Witch’s Grave.” The legend of the Witch that burned Yazoo City in 1904 became famous in a book written by Willie Morris. Morris’ grave is located 13 steps south of the Witch’s grave.
Tours are available for groups or individuals, but must be scheduled in advance. Fees may apply. The Yazoo County CVB (Visit Yazoo) can assist your group with scheduling. Tours include costumed storytellers and can be tailored to fit your group’s interests and the amount of time available. Contact us for more information or to schedule.