Arkansas Genealogy

Polk County from the 1854 Colton Railroad and Township Map

Howard Cemetery, Howard Community, Rich Mountain, Arkansas

Location & Information Six miles west of Rich Mountain on Highway 270-59 upon the high hill just East of the Howard Community SE 1/4, Section 31, Township 1 North, Range 32 West Not on the Polk County, Arkansas Tax Roll There were no railroads, no church cemeteries in the days when people first came to …

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Finn's Point National Cemetery

Arkansas Soldiers Interred at Finn’s Point National Cemetery

Finn’s Point National Cemetery is located about six miles northwest of Salem, N.J., at the north end of what was Fort Mott Military Reservation. Originally, the United States purchased the land for the construction of the Finn’s Point Battery to protect the Port of Philadelphia. By 1863, however, the grounds increasingly served as a burial …

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Holly Grove Cemetery, Grannis, Arkansas

Holly Grove Cemetery, Grannis, Arkansas

Location & Information Five and one-third miles East of Grannis on Frachiseur RoadSW, NE, Section 23, Township 6 South, Range 31 WestParcel # 9152 The Holly Grove Community had tried for years to purchase from Dierks/Weyerhasuser Co., land adjacent to the church on the West, for a cemetery. Each office referred the proposition to a …

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Polk County from the 1854 Colton Railroad and Township Map

Holly Springs Cemetery, Mena, Arkansas

Location & Information Four miles Northeast of Mena on property owned by Odis Bowen (3/3/1984)Township 2 South, Range 30 WestParcel # ? Some of the Edwards descendants still live in Mena, as of 3/3/1984. This cemetery was in existence in the 1860’s and 1870s. Many graves have been lost to the fields and some tombstones …

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Highland Cemetery, Cherry Hill, Arkansas

Location & Information About three miles North of Cherry Hill at intersection of Polk 70 and Polk 301SW/4 of Section 26, Township 1 South, Range 28 WestNot listed on the Polk County Tax Roll This one-half acre plot used for this cemetery was deeded by Ancil Hoover. The land was homesteaded by Seburn Lenard. Internment …

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Pioneer Cemetery, Mena, Arkansas

Pioneer Cemetery, Mena, Arkansas

aka, Hefley-Witherspoon Cemetery Location & Information On top of Rich Mountain, northwest of where the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge now stands. (State Highway 88 West from Mena)Section 10, Township 1 South, Range 32 WestNot on the Polk County Tax Roll There are twenty three graves in this cemetery but only one has a tombstone. The others …

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