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Saint Paul (Morris School) Cemetery
White County,

*St. Paul’s Cemetery
Armstrong Springs, Arkansas

List updated: July 18, 2013 By Leroy “Lee” Blair
Legal description: NE, NW, SE, Sect.33, T8N, R8W
Earliest listed grave: February 5, 1927 – John Henry Gerbert
Last listed grave: Active 2006
G.P.S. Location: 603706 - 3904248
Number of marked graves: About 38
Number of graves marked with rocks or unmarked: None known
Arkansas Archeological Survey site #: 3WH0740
Contact: Kenneth Cook

This cemetery is located near the old Morris School for Boys and was maintained by the Franciscan Brothers until the school was sold in August 2000. This list was prepared by Leroy Blair of the White County Historical Society, who visited the cemetery September 12, 2000. A list prepared years earlier by Brother Linus Meyers of Morris School contained names and death dates only. Blair found 22 graves that were not on the Meyers list. There are 11 Franciscan Brothers buried here. Blair provided these directions to the cemetery: “From Searcy take Highway 36 west about 3½ miles to Morris School Road. Turn right [north]; the cemetery is on the right about one-quarter mile past the old school. There is a gate by the road and the cemetery is back in a field about 100 yards. It is a clean cemetery.”

The area surrounding Morris School was sold by the Catholic Church in 2000. (See 2003 White County Heritage.) The land including the cemetery was sold to nearby residents Mary and Kenneth Cook, who locked the gate to the cemetery to deter hunters, but will open it for cemetery visitors.

Leroy Blair visited the cemetery on February 23, 2007, and prepared a new list, adding Row numbers – starting at the gate and going toward the back of the cemetery. There are two infants buried near the far end of the cemetery.

There is a list of veterens buried in this ccemetery at the end of the list

If you have corrections or additional information on this cemetery, contact the White County Historical Society, P.O. Box 537, Searcy, AR 72145.


Contributed on 12/29/21 by hawkinsdonna48
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Submitted: 12/29/21 • Approved: 12/29/21 • Last Updated: 1/1/22 • R1409049-G0-S3

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