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*AKRON CEMETERY

Akron Cemetery
Independence County,
Arkansas

Akron Cemetery, located in the Newark vicinity of Independence County, Arkansas, is being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A for its local significance as the last remaining site in its original location associated with the settlement of Big Bottom, later known as Akron. It also meets the requirements of Criteria Consideration D: Cemeteries. Today, the only reminder of this pioneer Independence County village is the old cemetery on Highway 122 south of Newark. It is abandoned and basically forgotten. Every now and then the cemetery is temporarily reclaimed from nature through a good clearing, but, within a few years, tall brush returns to pull the cemetery and town back to the past.

Contributed on 2/18/09 by cdkhughes
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Record #: 154057

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Submitted: 2/18/09 • Approved: 4/12/14 • Last Updated: 4/15/14 • R154057-G0-S3

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