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Historial Information

The Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located in Newton County about three miles East of the Town of Newton and five mile West from the Town of Hickory.

The cemetery was established in April 2009 and dedicated on Memorial Day 2011. The first burial was held on July 5, 2011, for Sergeant Henry Lewak Trest, U. S. Army, Korean Veteran.

Since its establishment in 2009 the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery was donated 87 acres by Mississippi State University.