On 1 October 2003, Betty and
Bill Sharp met Mr. Clarence Hickey, Jr. at a gate on his property
so that he could show us what is left of a
cemetery that was on his land when he bought it. Only one stone
was found in a fencerow among several small sapling trees. We
could not find another large stone that had been out in the open
field but the grass was so high today, we will need to come back
later. To locate this cemetery, go east on I-30 from Texarkana
until you get to AR Road 108 then turn right and go a short
distance to US Hwy 67 N and turn left for about a mile and a half
then turn left on Miller county Road 53 and go over the I-30
overpass. At the DEAN PECAN SHED turn right on a gravel road and
pass through one gate then turn left and follow the fence road to
a hayshed. At this gate you have to travel over a pasture to
another gate where we got out and walked on the other side of this
fence looking for the tombstones where a cemetery had been in the
past but over time had vanished. There were many indentions
where graves could have been but no markers. We did find a clump
of Lilies that had been planted many years ago. We learned that at
one time this land was part of the Anderson Plantation.
photos of the stone and the area where we found it.
a larger view click here.
Stone to right in fence row
under the trees.
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Lilly planted by unknown
CRITTENDEN, Died 3 June 1918, Age 80
stone was hard to read, dirt, poison ivy, briars, and limbs were