This small family cemetery is located just east of the New Hope Cemetery about five miles north of Searcy. [See New Hope Searcy Cemetery] A small creek along the east side of New Hope Cemetery, and the Patterson Cemetery is located just across the creek.
Leroy Blair of the White County Historical Society visited the cemetery for the first time on
October 26, 2005, with Sammy Vaughan who lives on Smith Road nearby. He told Blair that he is related to J.H. Patterson, who is buried here. Vaughn said that he was told that there are five graves in the cemetery. Blair found the grave of J.H. Patterson, which is marked with a stone. He also found what appear to be three graves covered with stacked rock. He also observed a depression in the ground next to the Patterson grave. Sammy Vaughan is in the process of cleaning around the cemetery. When the cleanup is finished there more graves might be found.
This cemetery can also be reached by going down Smith Rd, to 339 Smith Rd. and turning left down a small lane to a house at the end of the lane. The cemetery is to the right of the house in the edge of the woods.
If you have additional information on this cemetery, contact the White County Historical Society, P.O. Box 537, Searcy, AR 72145.