The Spooky Arkansas Hike That Will Lead You Somewhere Deserted
Arkansas is a state that prides itself on historical preservation. We have a variety of museums, state parks dedicated to archeological sites, and endless opportunities to learn about the obscure history that textbooks sometimes miss. Perhaps the best part of living in or near Arkansas is how accessible these historic treasures are – even without stepping into a building! Amidst the million miles of trails zigzagging throughout the state, there’s one we’re focusing on today for its somber history. Close to the Buffalo National River, less than 10 minutes from Erbie Campground, resides a historic homestead and adjacent cemetery. This settlement is long since abandoned but the ghosts of the past are preserved nevertheless.
Have you ventured to this homestead and cemetery before? Do you know about the other abandoned cemeteries scattered along the Buffalo National River? Share your historical findings in the comments below or add your photos to our Facebook group, Arkansas Nature Lovers.
Address: Harrison, AR 72601, USA
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Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for three years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.