Crowley’s Ridge State Park
Greene County, Arkansas
Photos copyright October 25, 2003, by Charlie Ward
Submitted December 8, 2003
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“This was the first cemetery on Crowley’s Ridge.
It was founded by the Methodist Episcopal South Church led by missionary Reverend Isaac Brookfield and Benjamin Crowley.
After the church burned, the cemetery was neglected and markers were lost.
The Civilian Conservation Corps, between 1933 and 1937, laid out this cemetery and surveyed the county’s oldest residents to recreate the list of settlers buried here.” Click Here to View Sign
Monument placed by Arkansas Centennial Commission, Arkansas History Commission
“The first sessions of the county court in Greene County, created in 1833, and named for Nathanial Greene, a general of the Revolutionary War, was held at the house of Benjamin Crowley, the pioneer settler of Crowley’s Ridge, in whose honor this extraordinary strip of plateau land is named.”
List of Occupants per Civilian Conservation Corp 1933-1937
Benjamin Crowley & wife
Larkin Wiley & wife, daughter & son
Mr. Pevehouse & wife
V. (or U.) P. K. Inster’s child
Jake Sutfin & wife
John Wesley Willingham & two daughters
Abe Tennson & wife
Stanton Smith & wife
Mrs. Cynthia Hester
Samuel Crowley & wife
R. Deacon & wife
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