Van Buren County Cemeteries


Cemeteries of Van Buren County

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The "On Roadmap" links below will take you to a county road map with cemetery locations, that we have, marked. The "Township & Range" links below will take you to a plat map of original land owners for that township and range with the cemeteries we have located, marked.

Please remember, if your ancestor lived on the east side of Van Buren County, and died before 1883 you might want to check some of the cemeteries in Cleburne County as it was formed out of that part of Van Buren County in 1883.

Click HERE for maps of VB Co before Cleburne and after it's creation. If you have any information about the cemeteries that were once located in VB and are now in Cleburne please share that infomation with us.


I wanted to insert this note I got from Mary Miller about the re-located cemeteries from the large lake that was built in Cleburne and Van Buren Counties. There were a great number of graves moved to other locations.

Sept 22, 2004
"My cousin and I were talking about Higden/McLehaney cemetery (all my family is there). Abe Turney and his two wives - Amanda Gray and Susan McLehaney, Abe was among the first after Civil War to get a plot in the new Higden cemetery. He had Amanda buried on one side, and Susan on the other, some of their children, and also his sister-in-law Elizabeth Gray Barnum. Well......today Abe and Amanda are buried together at Higden-McLehaney, Elizabeth Gray Barnum is in same cemetery but not that close.....and poor Susan McLehaney Turney is buried over in Eglantine cemetery. Now looking at that, see how it has messed everything up so much? Families were seperated and buried in different places, when originally they lay side by side."
Mary


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Cemetery Name
Marker Photos
On Roadmap
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Cemeteries on Original Owner Property Map Location
Archey Valley
From Clinton go north on hwy 65 for 13 miles to Dennard,Ar turn left on hwy 254, When you have gone 8.6 miles Shady Grove Cem. in Searcy Co will be on right. Keep driving west. At 13.5 Trace Ridge Cem. will be on right, keep driving west until your odometer says 20.0 miles, Archey Valley will be on left.
When you leave hwy 65 at Dennard you are in Van Buren Co. Before you get to Shady Grove you will see a Searcy Co. sign. After you leave Trace Ridge you will see a Van Buren Co sign.
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Road Map
Sec 12 T12N R17W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Arnhart
Located about 2.2 miles off of State Highway #16 at Copeland, turn right on County Road #166 toward the Chimes Community. It is located on the property of the heirs of the late Tollie Bixler.
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Road Map
Sec7 T12N R15W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Bar-of Ranch
Located on the Dan Eoff ranch just west of Clinton>
     
Bee Branch
West side of Hwy 65, south of the intersection with hwy 92
 

Road Map
Sec5 T9N R13W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Blackwell
Take HWY 65, TO 92 West GO 2.2 Miles on HWY 92 West, turn left on county road, turn left on the first dirt road on your left. Cemetery will be on your right.
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Road Map
Sec 7 T9N R13W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Jessie Bloodworth Grave
This grave is on the land now owned by Charley Tankersley just outside Shirley as you go up the mountain past Shirley school towards Stone County.
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Bluffton
Located 7 miles north of Clinton on Hwy. 65, then turn west 3 7/10 miles on county road # 79
 

Road Map
Sec30 T12N R15W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Borroughs
Located on the Clifton Chapman farm in what used to be Cadron Township. It is on the Sequoah Ranch Rd.
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Road Map
Sec 29 T9N R12W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Bradford
South of hwy 16/110, south of Shirley
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Road Map
Sec 6 T11N R12W
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Bradley
Located about 3 miles west of Clinton on Hwy 95.
 

Road Map
Sec20 T11N R14W
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Brannon
On Hwy 124 between Gravesville and Quitman
     
Brickey     Cemetery Layout
Take Hwy 95 west from Clinton for about 4.5 miles. Turn right and go about 1/4 mile north of Highway 95 to the Hardin Lay place
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Road Map
Sec19 T11N R14W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Brown
Located West and South of Rupert
No Markers
   
Brown
relocated from Greers Ferry Lake
 
(original)
original location T11N R12W
Burke/Chasteen/Dog-Walk - Photos more Burke-Chasteen readings
Located in Gulf Mountain Wildlife Management Area
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Road Map
Sec34 T11N R16W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Butter Creek
Take Hwy 95 west out of Clinton. Turn left on Butter Creek Road and travel about 1 mile.
One Marker (New) David McAlister

Road Map
Sec35 T11N R15W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Castleberry
Located in Forest Reserve, at Gridley on the old Campbell place.
No Markers
   
Center Hill
West of Damascus
 

Road Map
Sec 34 T9N R13W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Centeral
Go to Bee Branch on 65 Hwy., turn East on 92, turn right on 356, approximately 8 miles on 356 to Cleburne Co. line, turn right on paved rd. at Cleburne Co. line, go approximately 1 mile and turn right on gravel road at "T", go approximately 1/2 mile to cemetery on right.
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Road Map
Sec 15 T9N R12W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Christopher
relocated from Greers Ferry Lake - Exact original location not known for road map but approx. location shown on t&r map
No Markers
(original)
original location T11N R13W
Clinton original transcription
Located at the intersection of 65 business and Main St.....across the street from Davis Cash Lumber Co.
Clinton 2008 transcription & photos
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Road Map
Sec14/15 T11N R14W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Collins
South of Hwy 9, NE of Shirley, Ar
Not accessible as of 2008 visit. Locked gate one mile from Cemetery.

Road Map
Sec30 T12N R12W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Colony
Located about 9 miles East of Bee Branch on Hwy 92
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Road Map
Sec9 T10N R12W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Cottrell Wilson Historic Via Trail from Shirley, one mile walk one way, see Map, Marker A is trail head, Marker B is the cemetery. Map  
Crabtree
Partial
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Road Map
Sec30 T12N R15W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Crenshaw
Located north of Crabtree before Crabtree Cemetery.
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Road Map
Sec30 T12N R15W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Crowell Mountain
Located on Crowell Mountain Road Between State Highway 16W And State Highway 95W
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Road Map
Sec15 T11N R15W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Culpepper
On Hwy 336 South west of Clinton, on Culpepper Mountain. Turn off of Hwy 65 by Hospital, 5.8 miles west, Cemetery on right.
 

Road Map
 
Davis Special
About 5 miles south of Shirley on Hwy 16. Cemetery will be on the right.
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Road Map
Sec34 T12N R12W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Dennard
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Road Map
Sec18 T13N R14W
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Old Eglantine
Relocated to "New" Eglantine 5 miles south of Shirley
 
(original)
original location T11N R12W
Eglantine
Located in the community of Eglantine off of Highway 16 south, on Highway 330, about 5 miles south of Shirely, Arkansas. The cemetery was relocated when Greers Ferry Lake was formed.
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Road Map
Sec7 T11N R12W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Emerson
Near County Road # 421, near Clinton, AR, & near Scotland Community (near the old Peggy Koone place)
     
Evans
Located off of HWY 16 West from Clinton, top of the mountain, turn South onto Evans Mountain Road. (also see new gate photo! Updated October 2010)
 

Road Map
Sec7 T11N R14W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Fairbanks
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Fannin
relocated from Greers Ferry Lake to Hunter Hill
No Markers
(original)
original location T10N R13W
Forrester (Rex) Cemetery
Located off of HWY 16, to County Road 77 (Rex Road) then on County Road 424, which is a nice and most passable one car wide "road." County Road 424 appears on some maps as Nelson Lane. Follow CTY Rd 424 heading south, tiny cemetery is on the left. Several unmarked graves. Well kept!
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Road Map
Sec13 T11N R16W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Foster
Located on State Highway 95 Scotland, Arkansas

Cemetery History
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Road Map
Sec4 T10N R15W
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Fowler
2 1/2 miles east of Damascus on Main St. .....may actually be in Faulkner Co.
     
Gardner
Located off of County Road 9 just North of Scotland, 1/2 mile South of the Bridge. All stones are gone now, white steel crosses have been placed (anyone know the story of where the original stones went? Email us please?.
 

Road Map
Sec29 T11N R15W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Gee Infant, one lone Grave
Located in Alread on Pine Mt., Private Property NO Access!. Infant of Charles Hiram Gee (Family Files VBC Historical Society, posted July 4, 2012)
 
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Goff Farm
Located about 4 miles east of Morganton in Sulpher Springs Community, on Highway 92
 

Road Map
Sec24 T10N R13W
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Gray
relocated from Greers Ferry Lake to New Eglantine Cemetery
 
(original)
original location T11N R13W
Gulf
Located West and North of Scotland
     
Halbrook
Abt. 3 miles south of Formosa on Hwy 9 in Conway Co.
     
Halfmoon - Partial Transcription      
Hardin  

Road Map
Sec34 T10N R13W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Hardy
Located on Roy Moore's place on Sucker Creek near Culpepper
     
Hensley      
Higden/McLehaney
Now (Re)located in Cleburne County, 1,000 feet from the VB county line.
     
Hill
relocated from Greers Ferry Lake to Hunter Hill
 
(original)
original location T11N R13W
Hill/Old
relocated from Greers Ferry Lake to Hunter Hill
 
(original)
original location T10N R13W
Holland
Located on the west side of Gravesville Cutoff road which turns south off of hwy 124 between Damascus and Quitman.
 

Road Map
Sec36 T9N R13W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Holly Mountain
From Clinton, 1 mile north on Hwy 65, Right on 16 east for 2.8 miles to PeeDee bridge, just beyond bridge, turn left onto Holly Mtn Road,Go 6.8 miles, cemetery is on left.
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Road Map
Sec12 T12N R14W
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Hopewell
(Click above for off site link)
From Austin on Highway 9, travel 2.7 miles East on AUSTIN Road.Cemetery is 300 feet IN Van Buren County on the Van Buren/Conway County line. As of Feb. 4, 2012, well kept, fenced (locked) and cleared. Most graves marked with field stones, a few have lettering.
  Click for Map  
Hudson      
Huie
As you leave the town of Clinton on hwy 65 going south, Walmart will be on right, about 1/4 miles past the store, Cemetery Road is on left, turn left there and go 1/2 mile Huie will be on left side of road, Hunter/Hill will be on right side.The road sign says "Cemetery Road" and also there on the hwy there is sign that says Huie/Hunter/Hill cemertery with an arrow.
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Road Map
Sec36 T11N R14W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Hunnicutt      
Hunt      
Hunter
relocated from Greers Ferry Lake to Hunter Hill
     
Hunter Farm      
Hunter Hill
As you leave the town of Clinton on hwy 65 going south, Walmart will be on right, about 1/4 miles past the store, Cemetery Road is on left, turn left there and go 1/2 mile Huie will be on left side of road, Hunter/Hill will be on right side.The road sign says "Cemetery Road" and also there on the hwy there is sign that says Huie/Hunter/Hill cemertery with an arrow.
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Road Map
Sec36 T11N R14W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Johnson
Take 16 east from Clinton towards Shirley for 1.8 miles to Burnt Ridge Road, turn right, you are traveling south now down a pretty steep hill, at bottom(about a block) turn right onto Faye's Forest Road. Go about 2 1/2 miles on this road, you come to Johnson Hole Road, turn left onto it and then about 50 feet or so, left again and you can see cemetery gate, All of these roads are paved, so if you find yourself on a dirt road, you are lost.
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Road Map
Sec25 T11N R14W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Jones
Located on Royce & Wanda Jones' farm west of Alread School
     
Kaley Hill
From Bee Branch, AR on Hwy. 65 turn on 92 East, got to 356, turn right on 356, go approx. 8 miles to Kaley Hill Missionary Baptist Church on left hand side of road. Cemetery sits at side of church.
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Kirkendoll
Located North, North West of Clinton and West of Highway 65. Off of Highway 16 West. As of June 2009, new commercial road signs are up and along road to the Cemetery. Not for pleasure cars. Use a truck.
GPS Coordinates
35.637717
-92.487073
Satellite Image Map
 
Koone
Located in western part of county
     
Lamp      
Lexington
Just across the Stone Co. line
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Liberty
Located at Chimes, Ar.
 

Road Map
Sec8 T12N R16W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Liberty Springs  

Road Map
Sec20 T10N R16W
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Lloyd/Loyd  

Road Map
Sec19 T9N R13W
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Lovell
Located a mile north of Formosa
 

Road Map
Sec32 T9N R14W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Lowder
Located between Damascus Ar and Hector, Ar SE of the junction of hwy 124 & 95.
 

Road Map
Sec 26 T10N R17W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Low Gap - Berry listings
Located off of county road 9, some miles past Gardner Cemetery.
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Road Map
Sec13 T11N R16W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Lunsford
Located on Rocky Hill Road
 

Road Map
Sec26 T13N R15W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Lute Mountain
Located on on Lute Mountain, 2 miles off Highway 110
 

Road Map
Sec2 T12N R13W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Martinville
in Faulkner Co. close to Twin Groves on Hwy 124
     
McElwee
Located On The Side Of SH 95 On The Edge Of The Hankins' Property, 6/10's of a mile ENE of Scotland, right side of SH 95, easy to miss at highway speeds.
  New Satellite Image Map  
Morgan
Located in Scotland near Pleasant Grove Cemetery
     
Morganton
On Highway 95, 1000 feet North of Village
     
Mountain View  

Road Map
Sec28 T12N R14W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
New Hope -
New Hope is just across the county line in Pope County, section 30.
     
Old Eusheba
Located on Negro Hill east of Bee Branch
No Markers
   
Old Lexington
On Hwy 110, East of Hwy 65
     
Old Liberty
Located 5 miles south of Scotland, then turn right off of Highway 95 and onto County Road #4, then go 1.4 miles, then turn right and go 1.3 miles.
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Road Map
Sec34 T10N R16W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Old Salem
North of Gravesville
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Road Map
Sec23 T9N R13W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Old Whipple
(Click above for off site link)
From Bee Branch take Hwy 92 West eight miles until you cross the Conway County Line, look to your right, cemetery is on slight hill. The Old Whipple Church of Christ is gone now but watch for new Pavilion. (Cemetery is 450 Feet from the County line, IN Conway County)
     
Owl's Cove
On the Searcy/Van Buren Co. line, 500 ft. east of hwy 65
     
Pate
1 1/2 miles upriver on Archey River from Clinton Bridge on Hwy 65
     
Pavatt      
Pee Dee
Going east on Hwy 16 from Clinton, the cemetery is on Pee Dee Road on right. Pee Dee Road is .2 mile west of Pee Dee River Bridge.
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Road Map
Sec7 T11N R13W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Phillips
Located 1/2 mile south of Fairbanks near Central, on old Phillips place
No Markers

Road Map
Sec3 T9N R12W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Pine Grove
North of Gravesville
 

Road Map
Sec26 T13N R15W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Pine Mountain - Partial  

Road Map
Sec15 T9N R13W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Plant
From Clinton go north on highway 65 to Botkinburg , take a right turn (east) in Botkinburg this road takes you to Plant and it will be on your left after several miles.
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Road Map
Sec 34 T13N R14W
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Pleasant Grove - Alread
Located on Highway 16 west of Alread, 2 miles west of Rupert on County Road #74 at the Pleasant Grove Church
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Road Map
Sec13 T11N R16W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Pleasant Grove - Scotland
Located 2 miles south of Scotland, Arkansas. Turn on Van Buren County Road #11 for 1/4 mile.
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Road Map
Sec 20 T10N R15W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Quattlebaum
Cemetery has a Clinton address but is considered in Bee Branch by the locals.
Take HWY 65, turn on Quattlebaum Road, it will be on the west side of HWY 65, Cemetery is just a few yards on the right. It can be seen from the Hwy.
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Road Map
Sec31 T10N R13W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Red Hill
Located at Botkinburg
 

Road Map
Sec 7 T12 N R14W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Reeves/Pinnacle      
Rex See Forrester Cemetery, above    
Riley
Located on Three miles south of Scotland near Gravel Hill on the side of Koone Lake. On the Hillis Reeves Farm.
No Markers

Road Map
Sec 8 T10N R15W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Rocky Hill      
Rocky Valley  

Road Map
Sec 27 T10N R17W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Rumley
A family cemetery and has no markers in it. It is located in Rumley Valley about two miles from Highway 65 and has a rock wall around it.
     
Rushing
Just over the line in Stone Co. Rushing Cemetery is 7.7 miles from Shirley on highway 9 traveling from Shirley, Ar to Mt. View, Ar....next to the Antioch Church.
     
Salem  

Road Map
Sec34 T13N R15W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Sandage - Sandage partial
Located on on Negro Hill east of Bee Branch, on Olen Leonard's farm. Off of Blackhill Rd, near Gravesville, Ar
     
Sanders/Bennett
Located near Fairbanks on the old Grow farm
 

Road Map
Sec 21 T10N R12W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Sand Springs/White Oak
Located on Hwy 124 about 6 miles west of Quitman or 2 miles east of Gravesville on hwy124.
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Road Map
Sec 29 T9N R12W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Settlement
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Road Map
Sec25 T12N R13W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Shady Grove
From Clinton,Ar take 16 east to Hwy 110 (about 10 miles. )Turn left.go 5.5 mile to Shady Grove Lane, turn left go .5 mile to cemetery.
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Road Map
Sec7 T12N R13W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Shady Grove in Searcy Co.
just across the Searcy Co.line.
From Clinton go north on hwy 65 for 13 miles to Dennard,Ar turn left on hwy 254, When you have gone 8.6 miles Shady Grove will be on right. When you leave hwy 65 at Dennard you are in Van Buren Co. Before you get to Shady Grove you will see a Searcy Co. sign.
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Road Map
 
Shake Rag
Located close to Clinton on Ray Jennings' farm
     
Simpkins
Relocated to New Eglantine Cemetery
No Markers
(original)
original location T11N R12W
Smith
Relocated to Hunter Hill
 
(original)
original location T11N R13W
Soldiers Memorial  

Road Map
Sec31 T10N R13W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Spires
just over Faulkner Co. line.
From the junction of Arkansas 124 and U.S. 65 in Damascus, drive southwest on Highway 124 for about three quarters of a mile, turn right (at that point, west) on Spires Road, go west on Spires Road for less than a mile: the fenced in cemetery is on the right (at that point, north) side of the road.
 
Road Map
 
Tarkington      
Thomason
About 6 miles east of Bee Branch on Highway 336. On Wilson farm.
     
Trace Ridge
Just across the Searcy Co. line.
From Clinton go north on hwy 65 for 13 miles to Dennard,Ar turn left on hwy 254, When you have gone 8.6 miles Shady Grove Cemetery will be on right. Keep driving west for Trace Ridge, at 13.5 it will be on right.
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Treadway/Maxwell
Located West of Choctaw on highway 330
     
Turney
Relocated to New Eglantine
 
(original)
original location T10N R12W
Union Hill - at Formosa
about a mile east of HWY 9 at the Van Buren/Conway Co line on County Line Rd.
  Click here for Map  
Union Hill - at Tilly
Turn left of Highway 27 at the Tilly grocery store on county road. Go .7 miles, cemetery is on the left
 

Road Map
Sec 4 T12N R17W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Walley
Located near Morganton
     
Walnut Grove
Located on State Highway 95 at Walnut Grove
 

Road Map
Sec26 T11N R15W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Watts
Watts Cemetery at Rumley is in Searcy County on the Hershell Simmons farm. From the junction of Highways 65 and 66 in Lelsie, go east on Highway 66 for 1.4 miles to county road #78. Go 3.2 miles on 78 to pasture gate on left with the name Simmons on it. Go across pasture for .9 mile. Located on the back of the farm on a ridge.
     
Weaver - Added Info on Smith Family buried in Weaver
Leaving north from Clinton on 65 hwy turn right onto 16 East to Banner Mtn. Road approx 5 to 6 miles, then right, then about 3 miles to Weaver Cemetery.
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Road Map
Sec 4 T11N R13W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Woodland Memorial Park
Opened In 1980 by the Olmstead's, Woodland Memorial Park is just south of the Van Buren County line on Highway 16 in Cleburne County near Fairfield Bay. A funeral visitation facility and chapel were added to the park in 1984.
    Click here for Map
Woolum
Coordinates, N 35.70822 W 92.60721
 

Road Map
Sec5 T12N R15W
Original Owners Plat Map w/Cemeteries
Zion Hill
Just across the Pope Co line. From the supermarket in Hector,Ar, go north on Highway 27 for 19.7 miles to the junction of Highways 16 and 27. Go east on Highway 16 for 2.4 milres. Cemetery on left, just inside the Pope County line.
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Name Unknown Cemetery
East of Elba, near Stone Co Line, T13N R14W Sec 13
     
Name Unknown Cemetery
T13N R15W Sec 9, NE of Dennard near the Seacy Co. Line
     
Name Unknown Cemetery
T12N R12W Sec 22, East of Collins Cemetery, by the Cleburne Co. Line
     
Name Unknown Cemetery
T10N R12W Sec 26, East of Morganton
     
Name Unknown Cemetery
T12N R15W Sec 25, NE of Crabtree and North of Evans Cemetery
     
Grave on Elmont Jackson's Property      
Some Re-located Graves      
Off site link to some Van Buren County cemeteries      
Marker Photos of Van Buren Co Folks buried elsewhere
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Cemeteries in Cleburne Co. that were once in Van Buren Co.
(Any help with this project would be greatly appreciated.)

Goodloe Cemetery - Picture
located just north/northwest of Quitman
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