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Oak Cemetery

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Earliest tombstone is that of Captain Gookin, who died in 1842, the same year the city was incorporated. Other personalities buried here include Arkansas Governor William Fishback (1833-1895); Captain John Rogers, founder of the city; and Arthur Erback, husband of Pearl Starr. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places; over 100 federal marshals, deputies and count-appointed officials who helped tame the territory are buried here. Sexton House museum, multi-media center, pavilion; brochure available from parks and recreation dept. "Tales of the Crypt" is an annual April event.


Oak Cemetery
1300 South Greenwood Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901

GPS: N35.3711532 W94.4037343