Arkansas Preservation Guide

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Arkansas Preservation Guide

Historic cemeteries are irreplaceable landscapes. Many of the historic cemeteries in our state have been neglected for decades. Some are more endangered than others. The rural community and family sites have suffered the most disintegration. For every known rural burial ground, there are at least five that have been forgotten from our collective consciousness. The plight of these sites can be attributed to several factors such as abandonment, apathy, encroachment, environmental factors, vandalism, and theft.