Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Nearly Lost Cemetery - Old Holcomb Cemetery

Old Holcomb Cemetery in Springdale, AR.


This cemetery sits in a lot surrounded by houses on all sides and if you look between the houses you can see the High School. So it is not in a remote out of the way place.  It is mowed but as far as being maintained, its not.  According to the website Historic Washington County Arkansas an effort is underway by the Pendleton Chapter of Daughters of the American Colonists to have the City of Springdale "claim ownership of this cemetery so that it may be honorably preserved.."  But as of 2010 it continues to be forgotten.
Here are the few remaining stones that a friend and I photographed.

Margaret Atwood

Catherine Holcomb

Martha Holcomb

Margaret Smiley

Unknown

N.P. Norman
Photo by Theresa Lundberg

Frances Smiley
Photo by Theresa Lundberg

Tabitha Smiley
Photo by Theresa Lundberg

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