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

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Rose Hill Cemetery

Address:
701 40th Ave., Meridian, MS
Directions:
Rose Hill Cemetery. West of downtown. On the east side of 40th Ave. at its intersection with 7th St. When you reach the cemetery gates, drive straight in. When the road curves to the left, the graves will be on the right.
Hours:
Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
601-693-1361
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Graves of the King and Queen of the Gypsies

Rose Hill Cemetery is the burial site for long-dead Queen Kelly and King Emil. Their graves are easy to spot, still regularly festooned with colorful offerings.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [01/02/2022]

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Graves of the King and Queen of the Gypsies

In the same cemetery there is a burial mound containing the remains of over 100 Confederate soldiers.

[DennisHphoto, 03/31/2020]

Graves of the King and Queen of the Gypsies.

Graves of the King and Queen of the Gypsies

Was totally worth seeking this amazingly historic graveyard. Always wonderful to see the care and honor that was given to the people whose lives mattered so to their loved ones left behind. Incredible architecture, art, love's loss and poetry abound.

[Shannon Hanna, 04/12/2018]

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Jimmie Rodgers MemorialJimmie Rodgers Memorial, Meridian, MS - < 1 mi.
Stuckey Bridge: Dalton Gang GhostStuckey Bridge: Dalton Gang Ghost, Chunky, MS - 11 mi.
Famous Red Water Artesian WellFamous Red Water Artesian Well, Shubuta, MS - 35 mi.
In the region:
Town Named Hot Coffee, Hot Coffee, MS - 61 mi.

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