Category: Polk County

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 this valley. There were no funeral homes, no neighbors helped neighbors when a loved one died. When there was a death, the burial was the next day. When John Robert Little, the uncle of Bessie Gilbert, died he left his widow, Lillie, and four children. …

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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 higher office, until 1972, when they were told that the company elected to sell no land. Friday, July 7, of that year, Mrs. Susanna (Anner) Frachiseur, wife of Jim A. Frachiseur, and mother of eight sons, most of whom lived in the community, died. Still …

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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 destroyed by machinery before a fence was put around the cemetery. Mr. Lynn Harris remembers a Lewis family being buried here, although there are no markers or tombstones for their graves. Lynn Harris’ sister, Fern Wiles, gave the following information on her father who is …

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Hilton Cemetery, Board Camp, Arkansas - FM

Hilton Cemetery, Board Camp, Arkansas

Location & Information One mile Northeast of Board Camp on a farm known in 1983 as the Eigsti Farm. On hwy 8E at Board Camp, turn left onto co. road #63, go about 3/4 mile and turn left onto co. road #657, a dead-end road. Cemetery is across a metal bridge. Turn right after crossing the bridge and cross a field. Cemetery on top of hill to the right. Cemetery is on private land.Pt SE NW and Pt NE SW of Section 28, Township 2 South, Range 29 WestParcel # 02389 and 02390 Although there is a fence around this …

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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 Barber, Andrew J. – 1869-1948 Barber, Jessie E. – 6/3/1883 to 5/25/1956 Cunningham, Arma Sue Cline – 1937-1973 Egger, Virginia Ann – 8/19/1894-12/6/1936 Egger, Amos – 1897-1968 Egger, Grace – 1901-1980 Hill, Leroy – 1922-1967 Hill, Mamie – 1921-1965 Holmes, Nellie – 5/22/1905-2/28/1925 – (wife …

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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 are marked with native stones. Although no one remembers the name or dates of the first burial, some think it may have been the small Wilkerson girl. There was at least one grave and a church-school building on this one acre plot when A. Y …

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Grannis Cemetery, Grannis, Arkansas

Grannis Cemetery, Grannis, Arkansas

Location & Information One block west of Highway 71 in the city limits of Grannis, ArkansasSW, SE, Section 18, Township 6 South, Range 31 WestParcel # 4000-00284-0100 The community of Grannis was first believed to have been called Leon, with a little church on the hill near the present location of the cemetery. When the rail road came by in 1898, the name was changed to Grannis, honoring one of the crew. Short and Peckering operated a sawmill and planer near where the cemetery is located, also. Several of the mill hands and their families were stricken with a fever …

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Polk County from the 1854 Colton Railroad and Township Map

Gilliam Cemetery, Old Hartley, Arkansas

Location & Information Fifteen miles East of Vandervoort on State Highway 246, then turn left on Polk 402, continue left on 402 at “T” for about 2 1/2 miles to cemetery on right. This area is known as “Old Hartley” and Polk 402 is known as the Hartley-Shady Forest Road. NW, Section 22, Township 4 South, Range 30 West Parcel # ? Gilliam cemetery is one-quarter mile from the low water bridge near Gilliam Springs, down an old road which is impassable by car. It lies to the right of the road a short distance and is surrounded by dense …

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Gann Cemetery, New Potter, Arkansas

Gann Cemetery, New Potter, Arkansas

Location & Information One-half mile South of New Potter on Hwy 375 W to Intersection of Polk 37 and Polk 170 SW, SE, Section 30, Township 2 South, Range 31 West Parcel # 7251 The following information was obtained from the Deed Book at the Polk County, Arkansas Courthouse. Deed Book #37, Page 61: J. B. Linn in November 1907 sold land for $2.00 to the then Trustees, G. W. Liner, J. B. Graves, and T. J. Hicks. the land was to be used for a burying place for the public. Deed Book #37, Page 131: In December of 1907, …

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Polk County from the 1854 Colton Railroad and Township Map

Foran Cemetery, Acorn, Arkansas

Location & Information Nine miles North of Mena on Highway 71Section 13, Township 1 South, Range 30 WestNot Listed on the Polk County, Arkansas Tax Roll This cemetery lies about five hundred feet East of Highway 71. There are about 25 graves, but only one tombstone with name and date. Internment Larimore, Amanda E. – 1831-1900 – wife of M. L. Larimore

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