The sign out front said the church was established in 1857, but it is not listed in my go-to Mississippi Department of Archives and History Historic Resources Inventory Database (say that fast 12 times) so I have been quite disappointed in the dearth of information. Other than a few graves from the cemetery surrounding the church, I was able to locate two items about Terza, Mississippi:
Terza is a populated place in Panola County. (Mississippi Hometown Locator)
Terza, a postoffice in Panola county. (p. 773, Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Towns, Events, Institutions, Volume II, edited by Dunbar Rowland, 1907, Atlanta: The Southern Historical Publishing Association)
Early graves were also more unique. One of the things that interests me is the ways children and infant graves were designed. I do not recall having seen this design before--it was 1916-1917--but I have been unable to locate any information about the particular design or if it was common. It makes me think of a cradle, though there were always a variety of curbed graves and could be just a variation on that theme.
Another unique stone was the arched double-grave stone.
One of the things that does disturb me in cemeteries is the deterioration of headstones and the surrounding area. Of course in rural areas, with declining populations and most likely, older congregations or residents, there are fewer and fewer of the kind of people who once saw to the upkeep of cemeteries. As a child, I would go with my grandmother to tend to the graves of the family members buried in the rural cemeteries near our home.