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Sparks Cemetery
Amity, Pike County, Arkansas

Lat: 34 14' 47"N, Lon: 93 38' 36"W

Contributed by Richard Rodgers, Sep 27, 2011, last edited Oct 03, 2011 [rerodgers@windstream.net]. Total records = 6.

From Amity, Arkansas go .8 miles on Highway 8W (W. Thompson) to W. Texas Street (turn left just before you get to the railroad tracks). Take first road on right which is Nutt Road crossing railroad tracks, follow Nutt Road for 2.2 miles (pavement will end at .8 miles). Turn left onto Sly Town Road and go 1 mile. Turn right onto John Ashley Road and go .9 mile. This is a one lane road and very rough. You will have to cross a creek that has no bridge. Turn left at sign that reads Sparks Cemetery. Go .2 miles to the top of the hill and turn left onto a log road and go .4 of a mile and turn right.

This is an old cemetery but very well maintained even though one must travel over some rough roads and backwoods to get to it.

I compiled this transcription from headstone readings Sharon Rodgers and I did on Sep 23, 2011.
- Richard Rodgers

Brown, Sara Adaline, b. 17 Mar 1850, d. 23 Oct 1852, d/o Robert & Jan Brown
Sparks, Henry S., b. 22 Aug 1804 GA, d. 15 Mar 1864, m. 5 Nov 1829
Sparks, John Britton, b. 22 Aug 1840, d. 13 Mar 1886, Pvt Co B Ark Cav CSA
Sparks, Martha Osborn, b. 29 Jan 1807 SC, d. 8 Jan 1864, m. 5 Nov 1829
Sparks, Russell Jones, b. 22 Aug 1830, d. 13 Mar 1871, Co B 3 Ark Inf & Co B 4 Ark Cav CSA
Sparks, William Erwin, b. 10 Sep 1831, d. 16 Sep 1873, Pvt Co B 4 Ark Cav CSA

Misc:
There are approximately 12 graves that are marked by a rock headstone

 

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