by Terry Thornton
The video below was made Sunday afternoon, May 16, 2010, on Lann Cemetery Road, Monroe County, Mississippi. Click the start buttons to view.
The video starts on Lann Cemetery Road about 3/4 mile north of the cemetery. After a short distance along the ridges of the Hill Country, the route takes us past "Splunge International Airport" and ends at Lann Cemetery located at the junction of Brown-Taylor and Lann Cemetery Roads near Splunge. On the map below, place names, roads and creek names are highlighted in red; the portion of Lann Cemetery Road shown on this video is highlighted in green.(Left click map for a larger image.)
Several of my Thornton relatives are buried at Lann Cemetery including my great-grandparents, James Monroe Thornton and Nancy Jane Lay Thornton. It was Granny Nancy Jane who selected Lann Cemetery as a burying ground --- she said it was cooler there than at the other local cemeteries.
And Lann Cemetery was such a good choice, there is where I plan to be buried --- and where I already have a grave marker waiting . . . in the cool . . . quiet, rural setting in the middle of Hill Country.
In the next video, Lann Cemetery will be shown.
Lann Cemetery Road, Part 2. Through-the-Windshield Video. Terry Thornton, Fulton, Mississippi. May 16, 2010.
Lann Cemetery Road Map modified from the Mississippi Department of Transportation Highway Map of Monroe County. For a complete map visit www.goMDOT.com