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Beryl Cemetery
Faulkner County,
Arkansas

Located on US Hwy 64 Vilonia, Ar

faulknerhistory.org/communities/vilonia/

As early as 1861, pioneers began to settle in this area now shown on maps as being in Cypress Township and about fourteen miles east of Conway on Highway 64. The name “Vilsonia,” which means “land of two valleys,” was chosen by those settlers.

The Masons were active during those years, and by 1873 they made application for national affiliation through the Washington, D.C. office. In the process of gaining affiliation, the name went into the record except that the “s” of the original “Vilsonia” was omitted. Rather than go to the further trouble of getting the “s” back into the spelling they accepted Vilonia as the official spelling.

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Contributed on 10/15/08 by debbraszymanski
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Record #: 79125

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Submitted: 10/15/08 • Approved: 1/23/17 • Last Updated: 1/26/17 • R79125-G0-S3

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