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Mount Holly Cemetery

Mount Holly Cemetery
Mount Holly Cemetery
Mount Holly Cemetery is located in Arkansas
Location 12th St. and Broadway, Little Rock, Arkansas
Coordinates
Built 1843
Governing body City of Little Rock[1]
NRHP Reference # 70000125[2]
Added to NRHP March 5th, 1970

Mount Holly Cemetery is the original cemetery in the Quapaw Quarter area of downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, and is the burial place for numerous Arkansans of note. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been nicknamed "The Westminster Abbey of Arkansas".

The cemetery is the burial place for 10 former Governors of Arkansas, 6 United States Senators, 14 Arkansas Supreme Court Justices, 21 Little Rock Mayors, numerous Arkansas literary figures, Confederate Generals, and other worthies. Some of the notables buried at Mount Holly are:

There are also several slaves who are buried there, marked by extremely modest gravestones.

Every year in October several drama students from Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School are each given a person buried in the cemetery to research. They then prepare short monologues or dialogues, complete with period costumes, to be performed in front of the researched person's grave. Audiences are led through the cemetery from grave to grave by guides with candles. The event is called "Tales of the Crypt". Although it takes place around the same time as the American holiday Halloween, the event is meant to be historic rather than spooky.

References

  1. ^ National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Mount Holly Cemetery Nomination Form,  
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
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