Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery is a cemetery for soldiers of the Confederate States of America located on the eastern side of Fayetteville in Washington County, Arkansas. Added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1993, the cemetery encompasses 3.5acre.Put Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery at the forefront of your travel plans using our Fayetteville day trip planning site .
Many American Civil War battles were fought in northwest Arkansas, including the Battle of Cane Hill, Battle of Pea Ridge, Battle of Prairie Grove, and many small skirmishes such as the Action at Fayetteville. Initially scattered throughout Benton County and Washington County, efforts in 1878 by the Southern Memorial Association of Washington County succeeded in collecting the remains of fallen Confederate soldiers and burying them in the new Confederate cemetery. The Association paid for the remains to be moved and re-interred.
The hundreds of graves are arranged into tree-shaded rows surrounded by an 1885 wall of native stone. The cemetery also offers a view from the hill down onto Fayetteville. A monument was constructed around 1898 at the center of the cemetery.
Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery Reviews
The cemetery, as well as the small cemetery next to it, both offer a glimpse into the history of the area. The site is easy to locate. If you enjoy history at all, you'll find this visit interesting a... more »
Kinda hidden and a bit rundown. This is a place of great importance and historic value. Not only soldgers but early Arkansas families interned here. Old and a lot of caricature. more »
A solemn, quiet place. It is a cemetery for confederates killed at the Battle of Pea Ridge. There are 100's of graves in its 3.5 acres, surrounded by a stone wall built in 1885. There is a rotunda for shelter. This place is dear to my wife and I, as we gave our marriage vows in the rotunda (I'm not sure how the rebel ghosts appreciated a Yankee getting wed on their sacred grounds; but my wife is a Texan). An interesting aside is that my great grandfather fought at Pea Ridge as a member of the 3rd Illinois Cavalry. This is a nice place to spend some quiet time. Even as a hard core Yankee, I can appreciate the bravery and the valor of the rebs who lie in peaceful repose there. Just a couple of blocks from downtown Fayetteville
Civil War cemetery of Confederate soldiers from the battles of Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove, and Fayetteville. Really interesting to come here and see if you are a history buff or into Civil War history. Needs a little more upkeep and better parking location (just grass parking). I recommend going to the Pea Ridge & Prairie Grove battlefields (national parks), the headquarters house / Washington county historical society (Fayetteville), and Fayetteville National Cemetery (Union soldiers) along with this location to get a full Civil War tour of NWA.
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