Saturday, February 2, 2019

Tranquil Cemetery, Hot Springs AR

Stop #2 on the Arkansas-at-Christmastime tour is Tranquil Cemetery.  
I looked around online and didn't find anything that stood out in regards to interesting people or happenings (while I looked up some of the names, I didn't research ALL of the 200 or so burials, either)  It was a surprisingly large cemetery for so few interments. 
 Most of the stones had dates from the mid 1900s, except for a couple families that were from the late 1800s.  Gilliam, Higdon (the cemetery is located on Higdon Ferry Rd) and Harter.

This cement flower pot was neat.
I believe it says Hot Springs on it.
 I took this only because the family I work for is named Hare.
 


The footstone of Harvey Andrew Grant - unfortunate initials!
 Mattie Grant's homemade stone
Feb 24, 1868 - May 1, 1953
 Robert Eugene Grant
April 27, 1865 - Dec 9, 1933
I pulled that vine off after I took the picture. 
 







 




This stone stood out, as it was on top of the hill in the back of the cemetery.

This was interesting.  There's only one "Linda" listed in FindAGrave and her last name is different and she only has a birth date on her stone.  So I can't see this being a footstone with a maiden name on it. 
 
The Gilliam plot was all the way in the back, too. 
 A nice bench.



I'm not sure why this gave was placed here, when there was plenty of room in front of that row of stones.


 













 This was Shannon's footstone - it's Spanish for Beautiful.
 I didn't see a headstone for Buster. 
Maybe someone's pet?

I wasn't sure if I was even able to get INTO this cemetery.  There was a chain with a lock on it on the gate.  But as I looked closer, yes, there was a lock but the other end of the chain was not attached to anything!  It was just wrapped around the gate / fence.  I always make sure to close all gates the way I found them when I leave a cemetery. 

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