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*DODD CITY CEMETERY

Dodd City Cemetery
Marion County,
Arkansas

Dodd City post office was established about 1872 by Dr. Hiempsal S. Dodd and was named by him "Doddville", later changed to Dodd City. He served as first postmaster. He came to the pine lands of the Ozark Mountains seeking a climate better suited to his physical condition. He built a gristmill and sawmill there, then as there were but two post offices in the county, he petitioned for one at Dodd City, and it was granted. He had a brother, Samuel T. Dodd, buried in the Dodd City Cemetery, but Dr. Dodd and his wife are buried on the hill just above Dodd City. The Dodd City Cemetery is an old cemetery, and many graves there have no markers. When Marian Burnes surveyed the cemetery in the 1960s, 22 gravestones could be read. It was started right after the Civil War when bushwhackers hanged three men down below the present site of Dodd City. After they were gone, the women cut them down, dug shallow graves and buried them, thus starting Dodd City Cemetery.

Contributed on 9/10/10

Record #: 374672

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Submitted: 9/10/10 • Approved: 5/5/11 • Last Updated: 8/6/12 • R374672-G0-S3

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