As the population of Desoto county is growing rapidly, and is expected to continue to grow, there is an ever-increasing need for public green space. It would be much better to preserve this historic site as parkland near the center of Hernando now than to have to buy land for parks later. Springhill lies along a proposed pedestrian and bike route. There are young woods, grass and a few old trees on the lot now, and kudzu control has begun. The cemetery about 90% nineteenth century markers, with very few after 1900. As such, it is probably eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and for designation as a Mississippi Landmark.
Springhill is a significant cultural remain from the first days of Hernando. Southern cemeteries are architectural monuments, in a folk tradition that had both tradition-structured placement of materials and use of formal design elements. For instance Springhill still has some of the traditional cedars, vinca and other flowers as well as the native hardwood timber. Cemeteries can also be “read” at a symbolic level as the outcome of social and economic forces. The most obvious instance is the fact that white people got the top of the hill while black people got the side and bottom of the hill, as is almost always the case, even if the “hill” is only a foot high.