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Stearns Cemetery
Also known as: Gehrings Chapel Cemetery
Washington County
Arkansas  USA

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This old churchyard, dating back to the 1830's, is located a quarter mile
east of Highway 71. The oldest dated
burial was in 1839 but the many rough stone markers indicate earlier
An outstanding feature of the Gehring's Cemetery is a group of nine
burial vaults. Their construction differs from those found in other
Washington Co.graveyards. These are made of four stone slabs, forming
the four sides of the vault, with a fifth slab covering the top--about
two feet above the ground. There are two small vaults for children.
The cemetery was walked in 1933 by women of the DAR and DAC. It was
walked again in 1977 by Jimmie Plumlee. A majority of stones are now
missing or are damaged.
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