Yazoo City, Mississippi: Witch's Grave

Local witch said to have broken out of her tomb. Town not pleased. Smashed tombstone is helpfully engraved with the details. The most popular grave in the cemetery.

Glenwood Cemetery

Address:
Potters Field Rd, Yazoo City, MS
Directions:
West of US Hwy 49 via Benton Rd, then left on Potters Field Rd. On the west end of Glenwood Cemetery, south side, about 100 feet from the road.
Hours:
Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
RA Rates:
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Witch grave.

Witch's Grave

The city's website made this a bit confusing to find, but there is now a clearly labeled witch's grave marker. Also of note: there are two grandsons of John Hitchcock buried in this cemetery. If you are driving to the right, past the witch's grave marker, and keep going a bit, there are two above-ground tombs for the grandsons on the right side of the cemetery.

[Ande, 04/09/2021]

This way.

Witch's Grave

You cannot miss the new direction marker. Very interesting little cemetery in itself if you like old cemeteries; I do. Spent about an hour walking around.

[Mona Adams, 08/15/2019]

Also head this way to the Bat Computer.

Witch's Grave

Enter Glenwood Cemetery at the fountain, take a right ,and a large marker points to the grave. About 50 feet from the witch's grave is the grave of Willie Morris, who wrote the book about her. Interestingly his gravestone is sheared off on one side.

This is a beautiful cemetery in its own right. Many a mason and Confederate soldier are buried here.

[Josh Smith, 05/26/2018]

Witch's grave.

Witch's Grave

The Witch's Grave sign is missing, but found the grave quite easily. As you enter, veer right, then at the fountain again veer right. You will see a post with a flower on it. Walk about 20 feet straight ahead and you will come to the grave.

[Lady Amanda, 04/12/2016]

The post with the flower [artificial, temporary] is where the sign used to be.

Witches grave sign.

Witch's Grave

Disappointing. The marker was made in 1995 (and then smashed?) and the witch's name isn't listed anywhere. We walked around like fools for 15 minutes before seeing the clearly marked "Witches Grave" (sic) road sign.

[J Maynard, 07/27/2014]

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