Prairie County, Section 5, Township 4 North, Range 6 West
On Highway 38 just west of the junction of Highways 38 and 86


I (Marilyn Hambrick Sickel) was unable to locate any information regarding the origins of this cemetery. However, I was told an interesting tale concerning the marker for the "unknown dead".

"Way back," a man was riding through this area with several other men. He was ill and the rest of the men left him behind. Several local men later caught up with this group of men to ask what name to put on the tombstone and the group of men replied, "We don't know who he is." A marker was placed on this man's grave and the words, "Unknown Dead" were inscribed.

A Nazarene Church preceded the present day Johnson Chapel Methodist Church.

Reprinted with permission from the book, Prairie County, Arkansas - Cemetery Inscriptions by Marilyn Hambrick Sickel (1989). Data submissions, corrections, and/or updates may be sent to the Prairie County Website Coordinator.

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