Meridian, Mississippi: Graves of the King and Queen of the Gypsies

Since 1915 the Rose Hill Cemetery has been the burial site for the Gypsy Royal Family.

Rose Hill Cemetery

40th Ave., Meridian, MS
Rose Hill Cemetery. On 40th Ave. between 7th and 8th Sts. From I-20/59, take 22nd Ave. exit to downtown Meridian. Turn left on 8th St. to 40th Ave. Left on 40th Ave. When you reach the cemetery gates, drive straight in. When the road curves to the left, the graves will be on the right.
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Our Confederate Dead.

Graves of the King and Queen of the Gypsies

There are several interesting headstones in this cemetery, and a burial mound of Confederate soldiers.

[Fran Cohn, 09/07/2017]

The Rose Hill Cemetery burial mound contains remains of more than 100 Confederate soldiers. There's an obelisk marking the spot with the epitaph: "Our Confederate Dead -- Awaiting The Resurrection."

Gypsy royalty tombstone.

Graves of the King and Queen of the Gypsies

Fun place to visit! I also recommend visiting one of the world's oldest carousels, down the road at Highland Park -- it cost 50 cents to ride.

[Ali, 06/14/2015]

Gypsy queen's grave.

Gypsy Queen Grave

Many colorful personal offerings on the grave of the Gypsy Queen.

[Rex W. Rosenberg, 03/26/2015]

Queen of the Gypsies.

Graves of the King and Queen of the Gypsies

Interesting cemetery -- lots of old graves.

[Mary, 02/05/2014]

In addition to the tombstones and fan tributes to Gypsy royalty, there are many monuments with ornate carvings and inscriptions.

Grave of Queen of the gypsies.

Graves of the King and Queen of the Gypsies

The cemetery contains the headstones of Emil Mitchell, King of the Gypsies (Died October 16, 1942 aged 85 years) and Kelly Mitchell, Queen of the Gypsies (Died January 31, 1915, aged 47 years). There are various offerings on the grave, and a picture in a frame at Kelly Mitchell's grave -- possibly of Kelly.

[Cathy, 01/01/2011]

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