Fort Smith National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located at Garland Avenue and Sixth Street in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. It encompasses 22.3 acres (9.0 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 13,127 interments.Put Fort Smith National Cemetery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Fort Smith online journey builder.
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We first saw the national cemetery in Fayetteville so decided to visit this one on our way back home to Texas. This one is larger but still just as meaningful. We drove around looking at various... more »
We frequent this cemetery quite often because my BIL is buried here. It is very nice and kept up with everyday. more »
This stop can be quite dull if you just drive around and look at the tombstones. I recommend entering the visitors center prior to 4:30pm before they close and pick up the walking tour of the Fort Smith National Cemetery pamphlet. It's a very well written guide for 33 significant tombstones in the cemetery. It leads you to particular individuals grave sites and describes the historical significance of that individual. Some notables would be judge Isaac Parker, Brigadier General William O Darby, major William Bradford the founder of Fort Smith, Thomas Russell the first person laid to rest who was the surgeon of the original Fort Smith. The area of the Confederate soldiers, and the area of the black regiment soldiers. They're also beautiful War memorials to visit while you're here as well.
I have had the honor of participating in this cemetery’s “Wreaths Across America” event for the last two years. The community comes together to place a wreath at every tombstone during the Christmas season. It has been an honor and this cemetery truly honors the veterans and family members who are buried here.
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