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Here are the links to a three part series about Oxford Memorial and St. Peter’s Cemeteries in Oxford, MS that were written by our friend, Traci Rylands.  She captures a lot of history and gives you a taste of what you’ll see walking through the rolling cemeteries just a few blocks from the Oxford Square.

Traci Rylands lives in Atlanta, Ga. and describes herself as a writer, editor, friend, wife, Mom, coupon clipper, Investigation Discovery (ID) addict, and amateur travel agent. She hosts a blog about her work at Adventuresincemeteryhopping.
As a student at the University of Georgia, she took obituaries over the phone at the Athens Daily News. Her first job after college was with a company that sold “pre-need” funeral plan insurance policies. So she’s met many funeral directors over the years and is comfortable with the subjects of death, funerals and cemeteries.
She’s also a photo volunteer for, a database of cemeteries around the world. The term “cemetery hopping” in the name of her website comes from a description of what she does when she moves from grave to grave trying to locate a specific person. As of March 2024, she has visited cemeteries in 28 states, and a handful in the U.K. and Canada.
Traci is a fun writer and was gracious enough to allow our use of her blog articles.  You can reach her at