--photos by Leroy Blair, 2000

A residential area can be seen in the background beyond the large oak tree.

Knox Cemetery

Searcy, Arkansas

This cemetery, although known, had not been listed when Leroy Blair of the White County Historical Society visited it October 4, 2000. He found it in a pasture about 100 yards behind the house at 1310 North Main in Searcy. Following is his report:

"I talked to Mrs. Alice Dillin, who owns the property. She said when her husband bought the property in 1963 the cemetery was overgrown. She said her husband paid $100 to have it cleaned up. They bought the property from a Mrs. Johnson, who is now dead. Mrs. Johnson told the Dillins that people by the name of Knox were in graves on the left under a large oak tree, and people by the name of Dewberry were in graves on the right. The graves were only marked with rocks. Mrs. Dillin said that some time later they let some other people use the land and they removed all the rocks and piled them under the large oak tree and cut the other tree down. I found the stump from that tree. I found six rocks under the large oak tree and there is a large rock standing up that looks like it might be a gravestone. It has grown into the large oak [see photo at left, above]. There are no signs of any of the locations of the actual graves or how many were there."

If you have corrections or additional information on Knox Cemetery, please contact the White County Historical Society, P.O. Box 537, Searcy, AR 72145.