National Register Of Historic Places

BoldPilgrimCemetery

Seven Arkansas properties in five counties have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties.

Among the newly listed properties: Bold Pilgrim Cemetery near Morrilton in Conway County, containing African-American burials dating to around 1880.

“Although the surrounding community has vanished, the Bold Pilgrim Cemetery continues to exist as a testament to the dramatic changes in population and culture of the area in the decades following the Civil War,” according to the National Register nomination. “The early African-American settlers of Conway County, Arkansas, have compelling and varied histories. These men and women who migrated to Arkansas were daring, courageous, and determined. They were bold pilgrims. Although uncertain about their future, they were willing to take the chance that a better life awaited them in Arkansas.”   MORE

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