Scott Cemetery (NRIS 100001009)

Address: 1/2 mi. S. of the jct. of AR 412 & AR 91, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. County/parish: Lawrence.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places June 05, 2017.

Also known as:

  • Archaeological Site Number 3LW745, LW0197

From Wikipedia:

Scott Cemetery (Walnut Ridge, Arkansas)
Scott Cemetery is a historic cemetery on Arkansas Highway 91 in southeastern Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. It s a 1.5-acre (0.61 ha) parcel roughly rectangular in shape. There are an estimated 101 burials in the cemetery, although only 30 are marked with burial markers. The oldest marked burial dates to the 1910s. It was established as a burying ground by local African-Americans during the Jim Crow era, and includes at least eight graves of known former slaves.The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. (read more...)

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100001009

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