|GREENVILLE: Washington County|
http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/ms/greenville.htm has Jewish Community history and photos. [January 2009]
general Washington County information. [August 2005]
The 1919 Jewish population was 350 according to "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States" pp. 330-583 in American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25,1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; volume 21. Edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Comm. and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld.
Hebrew Union Temple: Reform, 504 Main Street, P.O. Box 1333, Greenville, MS 38702-1333, Tel: 662 332-4153 Fax: 662 332-4154 Email:
History of the Temple and Jewish Community: Houses the Goldstein Nelken Solomon Century of History Museum. Temple dates back to 1906. The museum displays Greenville's Jewish History over the last half century. [August 2005]
http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/ms/HistoryofHebrewUnionCongregation.htm has Hebrew Union Temple history and photos. [January 2009]
Temple Israel (Hebrew Union Congregation) Cemetery: South Main Street, Greenville, Mississippi.
"Mrs. Harriet Blanton Theobold, a major wealthy figure in the town, donated a large tract of her estate as a cemetery. The land was divided into three sections, one for the African Americans, one for the whites, and the third for the Jews. Not knowing what to do with the few Chinese who died in the outbreak, they were buried in the Jewish section of the makeshift cemetery. The former population of 2,000 was dramatically reduced, and of these losses, eighteen were Jewish." Source: http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/ms/greenville.htm [January 2009]
Turitz book: In 1878, eighteen Jews were casualties of Yellow Fever as were 33% of town's approximate 2,000 inhabitants. They found empty ground. All gravestones now are piled around the base of a large tree. An elegant brick and stone Neoclassical building similar to the temple in Natchez. http://isjm.best.vwh.net/Buildings/records/BR236.htm [August 2005]
Two confederate soldier burials.
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