Cemetery added to state register of historic places | Community Spirit
A Cross County cemetery site, with tombstones dating back to the 1860s, is among those sites named to the Arkansas Register of Historic Places.
According to the AHPP-Cemetery Preservation, the Draper Cemetery Site near Wynne contains 12 burials. The earliest interment is that of Jay Milton Wilfong, who was buried in 1866. Also buried in the small cemetery is Dr. Elisha Waugh Chappelle who served as a physician and surgeon for the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
At Wednesday’s meeting in Little Rock, the State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program named the Beard House near Rison in Cleveland County to the state's register of historic places. The register recognizes historically noteworthy places that are not eligible for listing on the national register.
The board also nominated nine Arkansas properties to the National Register of Historic Places:
- North Little Rock Veterans Administration Hospital Historic District at North Little Rock in Pulaski County, with buildings dating to 1921 to serve a neuropsychiatric facility
- Jewel Bain House #2 at Pine Bluff in Jefferson County, a 1937 Art Moderne building designed by a female builder
- L.A. Black Rice Milling Association Office at DeWitt in Arkansas County, constructed in 1942 for a prominent local businessman
- University of Central Arkansas Historic District at Conway in Faulkner County, featuring eight buildings constructed between 1919 and 1963
- Dolph Camp, Bussey, and Peace Halls Historic District at Magnolia in Columbia County, with three Colonial Revival-style buildings erected between 1949 and 1957
- Park Hill at Paris in Logan County, a 1929-30 Mediterranean Revival-style residence
- Wolf Cemetery at Norfork in Baxter County, with burials dating to 1823
- Old U.S. 71 Ashdown Segment at Ashdown in Little River County, a half-mile stretch of 1934 concrete pavement
- Old U.S. 71 Ogden Segment at Ogden in Little River County, one-half mile of intact 1940 concrete pavement.
For more information on the National Register of Historic Places program, write the AHPP at 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center St., Little Rock, AR 72201, call the agency at (501) 324-9880 [TDD 501-324-9811], send e-mail to email@example.com or visit www.arkansaspreservation.org.
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