An autumn view of Maplewood Cemetery in Harrison, Arkansas

Arkansas Archeological Survey staff can assist individuals and local groups in mapping and documenting historic cemeteries and providing advice on protecting and preserving cemeteries as historic sites. Further information is available from our Cemetery Preservation Coordinator, Ms. Kathleen Cande.
The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program offers many useful resources on cemetery preservation, including Grave Concerns: A Preservation Manual for Historic Cemeteries in Arkansas.
OSA Bioarchaeology Program
Arkansas Cemetery Preservation Brochure (pdf)
Guidelines for Cemetery Preservation Support (pdf)
Cemetery Recording Form (Microsoft™ Word)
Cemetery Mapping Form (Microsoft™ Word)
Arkansas Cemeteries Listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Microsoft™ Excel)
Arkansas Cemeteries Listed on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places (Microsoft™ Excel)


Learn more:
Silent Storytellers - an AETN (Arkansas Educational Television Network) original documentary that explores the history, culture, and importance of preserving Arkansas's cemeteries
Documenting Historic Cemeteries - The Helms Cemetery mapping project in Clark County 
The Norwood-Mt. Olive Cemetery (Greenwood, Arkansas)
Work Day at Prairie Cemetery (Craighead County, Arkansas)