Graves of Arkansas Governors

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Tuesday, April 30, 2019


The Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) has completed a year-long project documenting the graves of Arkansas governors. The press and public were invited to attend the announcement of our new interactive web page dedicated to locating these graves on Monday, May 6, at 11 in the morning at the Old State House, Riverfront Room.

You can view the interactive map and database here!

“These individuals played leading roles in shaping the history of our state. What we often find is that the headstones serve as monuments not just to their life, but more specifically, their time serving Arkansas,” said Stacy Hurst, state historic preservation officer and director of DAH. “The scope of this research and documentation was substantial and we hope it will inspire communities, historical societies, and cemetery associations across our state to take a look at the condition of these graves and do the appropriate cleanings and improvements when needed. Also, we think our interactive online map will provide a great tool for the heritage tourist interested in an informative journey.”

Documenting the Graves of Arkansas Governors was a special project assigned to Holly Hope of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Hope regularly conducts cemetery preservation programs around the state at the request of historical societies, churches, communities, and cemetery associations.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the Department of Arkansas Heritage division responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other divisions are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.


Recent Posts


Carlisle Rock Island Railroad Depot Cemetery Preservation Library Houston Arkansas Arkansas Humanities Council Arkansas History Lesson Plans Saline County Arkansas Phillips County Arkansas Roe Arkansas Historic Preservation Restoration Grants Ouachita County Arkansas Camden Arkansas Perry County Arkansas Duck Hunting Main Street Batesville Destination Downtown Conference North Little Rock Arkansas Historic Preservation Alliance African American education Marked Tree Arkansas Barney Elias House Poinsett County Arkansas Arkansas Preservation Awards Forrest City Arkansas Monsanto Chemical Corporation Rustic Architecture free historic preservation workshop Pope County Courthouse Cumberland Presbyterian Church Main Street Arkansas Mississippi Main Street Association Nevada County Arkansas Huntsville Commercial Historic District Let Freedom Ring Central High School Neighborhood Historic District Monroe County Arkansas Sandwiching in History Downtown Revitalization Grants Forrest City Cemetery Henry Koen Office Building cemetery preservsation Pulaski County Courthouse Tolbert Gill free teacher resources International-Style Architecture Mississippi County Courthouse Osceola U.S. Forest Service Fayetteville Arkansas Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council Paris Arkansas Arkansas religious history National Register of Historic Places Little Rock Central High School Burdette Arkansas Parker-Hickman Farm Historic District Arkansas Register of Historic Places Delta Cultural Center Montgomery County Courthouse historic telephone booth National Register of Historic Abolition of Slavery Elias Camp Morris Pike County Arkansas Flood Control Tudor Revival Architecture News Release Morrilton Arkansas Naturalistic Architecture Folk Victorian Architecture "Let Freedom Ring" Travel Grants Main Street Ozark Turner Restoration Mid-Century Modern Architecture Bogg Springs Arkansas 19th Century Road Construction Dr. Ruth Hawkins Rosston Arkansas downtown economic development Skillern House Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Main Street Siloam Springs Free Lesson Plan Walks Through History Russellville Arkansas Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas Leake-Ingham Building historic resort communities Pike County Courthouse National Historic Landmark historic Arkansas properties New Century Club of Camden Camden to Washington Road cemetery preservation Free Cemetery Preservation Workshops Arkansas Historic Preservation Real Estate Transfer Tax Gothic Revival architecture Burdette Plantation Sunken Lands Clarendon Arkansas Louisiana Main Street program most endangered historic places Arkansas African American Civil War History White County Courthouse Art Deco Architecture Conway County Library Wingmead Edgar Monsanto Queeny Dionicio Rodriguez Civil Works Administration Rosenwald Schools Pope County Arkansas Centennial Baptist Church Polk County Arkansas U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Booneville Arkansas Little Rock Fire Station No. 2 Main Street Texarkana Mississippi County Arkansas Benton Arkansas Estes-Williams Post #61 American Legion Hut Arkansas Design Network Helena Arkansas Huntsville Arkansas Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Bogg Springs Hotel Arkansas Railroad History steel window restoration workshop Old U.S. Post Office and Customs House Doddridge Arkansas Craftsman style architecture Miller County Prairie County Arkansas Montgomery County Arkansas Camden Public Library Erbie Arkansas Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Trail of Tears in Arkansas Arkansas Business History Historic County Courthouses Evelyn Gill Walker House Freedom Park Monroe County Courthouse Freedmen's Bureau downtown revitalization Three States Lumber Company historic architecture Buffalo National River Newton County Arkansas 13th Amendment Classroom Presentation Arkansas History Renaissance Revival Architecture Main Street Searcy St. Francis County Historical Society Kiblah School Madison County Arkansas Main Street Arkansas:Real Estate Transfer Tax Houston Methodist Episcopal Church South Main Street Dumas American Legion Ozark Farming slipcover removal grants Marked Tree Lock and Siphons free history tours Booneville Historical Preservation Society County courthouse Restoration Grants Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Free Courthouse Poster Civilian Conservation Corps 13th Amendment Stearns/Gehring Chapel Cemetery