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This old cemetery had thirteen burials between 1839 and 1882, mostly of Woods and Dickson families who were early settlers in Benton County and grandchildren of Revolutionary War officers and soldiers. The purpose of this page is to provide a reliable reference to the families of those thirteen, limited to just a couple of generations of both ancestors and descendents.
This is private property and not open to unscheduled visitors. Location is NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Section 36 T20N R31W about 1/2 acre.
N36° 22.27’ W094° 13.77’
Apparently last list of gravestones was by Bentonville Mayor Seamster as published in Goodspeed’s History ca1890. The cemetery was over grown with brush and gravestones fallen by then. I believe cemetery was legally abandoned about 1958-9 when Wayne Carlson built two houses east of the burial ground. The neighbor across the highway, Mac McKee removed most of the gravestones, most likely shortly after Carlson started earthwork for his house and it's original unpaved driveway. The stones were certainly removed well before McKee's airplane crash in 1964.
My house, 1603 SW 2nd Street, was built shortly after parcel was deeded to Rick and Fredra Carlson on November 21, 1974. Memories of those who had seen the cemetery before gravestones were moved, indicate this house was placed slightly north of most, if not all, of the burials.
Close Family and Genelogy of the 13 known burials in Old Dickson Cemetery, Bentonville Ark.