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Georgetown Cemetery
White County,
Arkansas

*Georgetown Cemetery
Georgetown, Arkansas
List updated December, 2014
Legal description: Spanish land grant, T6N, R4W
Earliest listed grave: 1885
Last listed grave: Active
Arkansas Archeological Survey site #: 3WH0646
This pioneer graveyard is very clean and easily found in the historic community of Georgetown on the White River 12 miles southeast of Searcy. A burial list maintained for many years by local historians was updated by White County Historical Society member Leroy Blair after he and his wife Ellen visited the cemetery March 2, 2001. They added approximately 30 names to the list. Pauline “Polly” Cleaver of Georgetown, who had participated in two earlier reports on the cemetery, accompanied the Blairs. In 1999 Pauline and her husband Sam updated a list that they had compiled 17 years earlier with the assistance of Pearl Johnson. Pearl was a local midwife who according to Mrs. Cleaver knew “a lot of people and a lot of history.” Pauline Cleaver noted that the Georgetown Cemetery was used for burials when floods from the White River prevented town members from reaching the Nelson Cemetery a mile and a half away. Leroy Blair was unable to find the following graves that were on the old list: Carl Adam Bell, Mary Louise Ditto, Arthur Hurleys, Luther Doyle Johnson, William Roy Kidd, John E. Miles, Rogers infant, J.H. Ryan, Jim Sharkey, Lydie Sharkey, Webster Sharkey, Lellie Western. (See NELSON/Old Nigger Hill CEMETERY.) Leroy Blair returned to the cemetery February 4, 2005, and added four names to the list.

If you have additional information on Georgetown Cemetery, contact the White County Historical Society at P.O. Box 537, Searcy, AR 72145

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Contributed on 12/19/21 by hawkinsdonna48
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Submitted: 12/19/21 • Approved: 12/19/21 • Last Updated: 12/22/21 • R1407532-G0-S3

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