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Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock

#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Little Rock
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Mount Holly Cemetery is the original cemetery in the Quapaw Quarter area of downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, and is the burial place for numerous Arkansans of note. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been nicknamed "The Westminster Abbey of Arkansas".The cemetery is the burial place for 10 former Governors of Arkansas, 6 United States Senators, 14 Arkansas Supreme Court Justices, 21 Little Rock Mayors, numerous Arkansas literary figures, Confederate Generals, and other worthies. Some of the notables buried at Mount Holly are: Dale Alford – U.S. Representative from 1959–1963 and noted ophthalmologistDr. James A. Dibrell—founder, Dean, and Professor of the University of Arkansas Medical School from 1886 to 1904. President of the Arkansas State Medical Society. Vice President of the American Medical Association in 1902.David Owen Dodd – boy martyr of the ConfederacySanford Faulkner – the original 'Arkansas Traveller'John Gould Fletcher – Pulitzer Prize–winning poetWilliam Savin Fulton – Governor of Arkansas Territory 1835–1836, U.S. senator from Arkansas 1836–1844George Izard – US Army major general, Governor of Arkansas Territory 1825–1828Robert Ward Johnson - Confederate States Senator from Arkansas (1862-1865)Quatie Ross – the wife of Cherokee Chief John RossFrank D. White – governor of Arkansas from 1981 to 1983William W. Wilshire - U.S. representative from 1873 to 1877; chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court from 1868 to 1871William E. Woodruff – founder of the former Arkansas Gazette There are also several slaves who are buried there, marked by modest gravestones.
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  • Every year students from a local high school give narratives regarding the people who are buried in the cemetery. It is a great outing. Anytime is good to visit. The tombstones are interesting and....  more »
  • I’m not morbid, but I love to visit old cemeteries. There is so much beautiful artwork and sculpture. I love to get a small glimpse of our beloved departed personalities. Some of the graves date back to the civil war era. This cemetery is very beautiful and well maintained. It’s worth a visit if you are in town.
  • Beautiful and peaceful cemetery. We walked it looking for inspiration for a name for our child. Adelaide.

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