LITTLE GEORGIA CEMETERY, Garland Co. AR

Relocated to Brooks Cemetery, Garland, Co. AR.

The building of the Blakely Dam Reservoir in the 1950s in the Ouachita River basin affected two communities settled by blacks, Little Georgia and Cedar Brake. The families sold out and moved east of Crystal Springs to Flat Woods. The cemeteries were moved to Brooks Cemetery. Brooks is located just before you get to the Buckville Cemetery and Church. In 1968 only one readable marker was located in Brooks Cemetery, that of Ely Bledsoe on a slate stone and it did not have dates. As of today it is not accessible by car, you have to walk in and has not been cleaned in at least 15 years. Little Georgia was located straight across the river from Housely Point and west of Buckville and had a very old cemetery with at least 100 graves with few marked with stone and rock slabs. When the county line changed in 1917 the school house "Little Georgia" (Colored) District 63 ended up 300 to 400 yards inside Garland Co. So a new school district was created for those who where in Montgomery Co. Haley's School (Colored) District 15.

Cedar Brake Cemetery was located, sec. 36, T2S, R21W, 1 miles west of Cedar Glades.

In the early 1950s due the Lake Ouaticha project cemeteries were relocated. Reference1951 Corps of Engineers report "Relocation Plan of Cemeteries" for the Blakely Mountain Reservoir Area, AR. Information posted here with permission from the COE, Vicksburg office.

Located Graves
B = Brooks

Grave No. Marker Name Next of Kin Address New location Site B
1 - 24 Rock Unknown Unknown Unknown 145 -168
25 Rock Unknown Unknown Unknown 144
26 Rock Unknown Unknown Unknown 143
27 Rock Bud Todd Unknown Unknown 142
28 Rock Willie Warren Ernest Bledsoe Box 156, Crystal Spgs Rt, Hot Spgs 141
29 Rock Martha Warren Ernest Bledsoe

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140
30 Wagon Skein Unknown Evins Unknown Unknown 108
31 Wagon Skein Unknown Evins Unknown Unknown 107
32 Wagon Skein Unknown Evins Unknown Unknown 106
33 Wagon Skein Unknown Evins Unknown Unknown 105
34 Rock Hanna Kinnion Henry Carroll 546 Gardner Hot Springs 104
35 Rock Gencie Hill Henry Carroll

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125
36 Monu. Unknown Unknown Unknown 126
37 Table Top Little Brown Ernest Bledsoe 127
38-40 Rock Unknown Unknown Unknown 128-130
41 Rock Tinie Greenwood Ernest Bledsoe Box 156, Crystal Spgs Rt, Hot Spgs 131
42 Rock Harriet Greenwood Ernest Bledsoe " 135
43 Rock Andy Greenwood Ernest Bledsoe " 135
44 Rock Cora Warren Ernest Bledsoe " 139
45 Table Top Ely Bledsoe Ernest Bledsoe " 133
46 Rock Susan Bledsoe Ernest Bledsoe " 136
47 Rock George Warren Ernest Bledsoe " 138
48- 49 Rock Unknown Unknown Unknown 137 132
50 Rock Joe Le Digger Henry Carroll 546 Gardner Hot Springs 122
51 Rock Garland Carroll Henry Carroll

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103
52 Rock Nelson Carroll Henry Carroll " 102
53 Rock Maggie Carroll Henry Carroll " 101
54 Rock Lyman Hill Henry Carroll " 123
55 Rock Walter Hill Henry Carroll " 124
56 Rock Unknown Unknown Unknown 99
57 Rock Unknown Unknown Unknown 98
58 - 75 Rock Unknown Unknown Unknown 81 -95 97 121 100
76 None Ellen Jeneie Holley T.J. Holley 451 Walnut St. Hot Springs 70
77 - 79 None Unknown Unknown Unknown 71 72 96
80 Rock Jinnie Cunningham Noah Haley 451 Walnut St. Hot Springs 58
81 Rock Crissie Haley Noah Haley " 49
82 Metal Marker Dorsey Haley Noah Haley " 50
83 Rock Harold Haley Noah Haley " 51
84 Rock Limies  Cunningham Noah Haley " 52
85 Rock Walter Cunningham Noah Haley " 53
86 Monu. Ann Haley Noah Haley " 54
87 Rock Ned Snowball Noah Haley " 55
88 Rock Liza Cunningham Noah Haley " 56
89 None Charles Cunningham Noah Haley " 57
90 Rock Infant Cunningham Noah Haley " 59
91 Rock S.J. Gordon Noah Haley " 60
92 Rock Lilla Gordon Noah Haley " 61
93 Monu. Thomas Gordon Noah Haley

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62
94 -100 Rock Unknown Unknown Unknown 63 -69

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