Arkansas Cemeteries




Sebastian County, Arkansas

Surveyed by Carolyn S. Smedley and Myrna F. Wells.


The White/Shelby County Cemetery is located on Fort Chaffee Property, southeast of Fort Smith, Arkansas. It is off Highway 22, turn 1st entrance (Gate 19) after passing through the Main Entrance of Fort Chaffee. Turn right at Gate 19, go 9/10 mile, turn left at second road to left, go exactly 9/10 mile further. The cemetery is located on the left of this dirt road. The road is well

rolled. The cemetery is well maintained and fenced all the way, enclosing the graves. You have to park at the rear and walk through the double gates. This is located in Sulphur Springs Township of Sebastian County. It is a very old cemetery, with many Whites, Shelbys, Taylors and Eslinger tombstones.


Many of the graves are marked with only ledgestone rough rock, hewn to mark

the top and bottom of the graves. Some of the stones are large stones,

inscribed with family members' names and dates.


This partial survey will be completed.




Margaret Copher 1909 1950 Mother

Charles Copher 1856 1935

Alice Marie Copher August 1, 1936 August 26, 1936

Ed C. Cole 1888 1970

Joe G. Chronister March 24, 1816 December 18, 1848 At Rest

Lou Chronister January 30, 1877 March 20, 1872 Mother At Rest

Martha Horton 1831 1891 Inscription not legible

W.W. Taylor May 28, 1858 March 12, 1926 Those who knew him best loved him most

Tombstone bears 3 names

Hattie Taylor February 20, 1864 October 10, 1914 Wife of W.W. Taylor

Sarah M. Taylor December 15, 1831 December 30, 1897 Mother of W.W. Taylor

Tennessee Taylor 1851 1899

John W. Eslinger October 23, 1899 age 21 years

Andrew Taylor July 29, 1884 January 24, 1909

Alice J. Shelby October 16, 1850 December 10, 1928 Tombstone bears two names

Geo. J. Shelby November 2, 1847 October 29, 1927

Sarah A. Stentzel September 15, 1833 March 17, 1893 Mother

Mary Elizabeth Howthorne March 12, 1857 June 14, 1933 Another link is broken in our beloved band A Golden link is forming in another land. Mother

Clara Eslinger November 2, 1904 February 14, 1917

Viola Eslinger May 4, 1910 March 12, 1911

Infant Eslinger son of A.A. & May Eslinger


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Date: 09/07/2002 8:29:47 PM Central Daylight Time



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Sure, go ahead and copy and when I get it finished surveying.....I will send it to you too

Carolyn (Parsons) Smedley


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