Prairie County, Section 4, Township 2 North, Range 5 West


The Old Bethel Cemetery is located on what is now the Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area, just south of I-40. This cemetery is almost totally inaccessible except by four-wheel-drive vehicle or three-wheeler. There are an estimated 200 gravesites. This cemetery has not been active since around 1940. At one time there was an estimated 100 families living in this area. There was once a church and schoolhouse located near the cemetery. This cemetery is also known to local sportsmen as the "Dodge City Cemetery" and a sign to this effect has been erected.

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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