Evergreen Cemetery
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.

Bibliography:
The Beginnings of Evergreen W J Lemke Flashback August 1951



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