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Angela Cozart McKnight
Skelton Cemetery
My husband and I visited the Skelton Cemetery today. It was hard to find from the directions on findagrave. It is VERY overgrown. You drive up Calvin Street and go to the back of the church parking lot and there is a trail that goes off the parking lot on the far right side. We went to the left for a little bit, but then the trail meandered back to the right. At some point we just went off the trail and through the woods. I found the Skelton section but I could not see the Thatch section.
Added by Angela Cozart McKnight on Apr 28, 2012 1:51 PM
RE: Skelton Cemetery in Fayetteville, AR
Hi Debbie,

It is a bit of an adventure to find this cemetery. We had to ask a couple of people in the area, before we found someone who could help.

I just checked the instructions that we had written up for FindAGrave and found them to be a bit off. My apologies, but these should do the trick.

First, Google Map: First United Presbyterian Church, Fayeteville, Arkansas. In the Satellite mode you will find that the church is located about two blocks NW of the intersection of N Mission Blvd (Hwy 45) and Old Wire Road. From N Mission Blvd, take Old Wire Road two blocks north and make a left (W) onto E Calvin Street. Continue straight west on Calvin until you are forced to make a left into the parking lot at the rear of the church. As soon as you enter the parking lot, park in the parking spots by the woods. Looking at the lot, you should be in the N-NW corner of the parking lot.

Again looking at the Satellite view of Google Maps, you will see a good sized, wooded area to the West of the church. Skelton Cemetery is pretty much in this center of the woods; about 100 yards west and 150 yards north of where your car is currently parked. The Boy Scouts have made a project out of making "rugged" paths in these woods, but not all of the trails go to the cemetery... this is were the exploring comes in.

First you need to locate the path that goes into the woods from the parking lot. It is not marked and is easily missed. I can't remember if it was right in the corner of the lot, but it definitely goes into the woods of the NW edge of the parking lot. The paths are narrow and may have fallen trees on them to navigate. The direction that you want to go is NW and keep a sharp eye out, because the paths do not necessary lead you to the cemetery. We saw it about 50 feet off the path we used to go in and out of the woods.

My words of advice would be to study the area in Google Maps before heading out and then plan as if you were going for a hike in the woods.

It was one of the residents on Calvin Street that tipped us off onto where the cemetery is and how to find the paths going in.

We live in Minnesota, but have heard that since our visit, a tornado went thru the area. If you get a chance, please let us know how the cemetery survived the storm.

Let me know if we can be of any additional help.

Added by BJ on Apr 22, 2012 11:35 PM
Jan Canfield
I am Jan Canfield, husband is Keith. Keith's mother is Geraldine Cleo Meadors Canfield (almost 91), dec of Isham.
Haven't worked the Meadors line in a while and thought I better get back to it.
I'd like to chat.
Please e-mail me at:
Jan Canfield
Find A Grave 46940640
Added by Jan Canfield on Aug 24, 2011 6:27 PM
L Mastan
Larry Land Henbest
I found the tombstone for Larry Land Henbest in Folsom Cemetery, Atoka Co, OK. I added the photo to his memorial and had the originator of his memorial move him to the correct Cemetery.
Thought you would want to know,
Added by L Mastan on Nov 07, 2010 8:35 AM

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