Stearns Cemetery

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Stearns Cemetery

Also known as Gehrings Chapel Cemetery

Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
Memorials 185 added (87% photographed)

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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 burials. 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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GPS Coordinates: 36.115, -94.1397

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #56401