105 North University Street
Fayetteville AR 72701
Archibald Yell............Lafayette Gregg.............Sophia Sawyer
Evergreen Cemetery was deeded to the City in 1870 by the Masons and
Odd Fellows Lodges. The land was probably originally the family burying
ground of the John Thomas family whose home stood where the Frisco
Depot now stands. The site of Evergreen was part of the Thomas farm.
Evergreen is the resting place of a governor, a Supreme Court judge,
congressmen, mayors and judges, eminent preachers, pioneer doctors and
lawyers, four University presidents, soldiers of all wars from the war
with Mexico to the present. A walk through Evergreen is a walk through
Fayetteville history, passing stones with names such as Sophia Sawyer,
education pioneer, Archibald Yell, Governor, congressman and soldier,
Lafayette Gregg, State Supreme Court associate justice and a prime
mover in establishment of the University of Arkansas, and J.William
Fulbright, former University president and long time distinguished
U S Senator.
The Beginnings of Evergreen W J Lemke Flashback August 1951
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