Graves of Arkansas Governors

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program has completed a project to document all of our state’s governors grave-sites.  On this page we are providing information on their locations as well as pictures and descriptions of the grave-sites as documented by our staff in early 2019.  To our knowledge this is the first time that a comprehensive record has been created cataloging the graves of Arkansas Governors.

We want to spotlight these governors grave-sites so the public can see them, be inspired to learn about our past governors, and get involved to make sure these sites are protected and preserved for future generations.  The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is an advocate for cemetery and gravestone preservation through our Cemetery Preservation Program.  

The Spreadsheet below includes links to online biographical sources of information for each governor and the map below indicates the cemetery locations for all of the known burial sites of Arkansas's former governors.



Last Name First Name Middle Name Years in Office and Designation Bio Birthplace Final Resting Place Gravestone Info
Hamiter Allen H. Acting governor, May 9-14, 1908 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Hamiter Wilson Cemetery, Lafayette CR 120, Lewisville Polished granite slant ground marker
Yell Archibald 2nd governor, 1840-1844 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=126 Jefferson Co., TN Evergreen Cemetery, William and University sts., Fayetteville marble obelisk on limestone base
Garland Augustus Hill 11th governor, 1874-1877 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=106 Covington, TN Mt. Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway St., Little Rock, (Spruce Ave.) Polished granite obelisk
Laney Benjamin Travis, Jr. 33rd governor, 1945-1949 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=111 Jones Chapel, AR Camden Memorial Park Cemetery, 759 Maul Rd., Camden, (Section C) Polished granite ground marker. Family plot marker: Polished granite upright die on base
Riley Bob Cowley Acting governor, January 3-14, 1975 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=2458 Little Rock, AR Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, AR Hwy 8, Arkadelphia Polished granite ground marker with bronze plaque
Bailey Carl Ballard Acting governor for 240 days between 1937-1941 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=2452 Knott Co., KY Oakland Cemetery, 917 S. Detroit St., Russellville Polished granite ground level slant marker and Polished granite upright die on granite base
Brough Charles Hillman 25th governor, 1917-1921 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=89 Clinton, MS Roselawn Mememorial Park, 2801 Asher Ave., Little Rock, (Hillcrest Addn.) Granite ground marker and granite upright die on granite base
Hamby Christopher Columbus Acting governor, four months in 1892 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=2696 Calhoun Co., MS Old Section of DeAnn Cemetery, S. Side of E Greenlawn/US 371, Prescott Granite slanted ground marker. Family plot marker: Granite cross-vault marker with urn finial on granite base
Bumpers Dale Leon 38th governor, 1971-1975 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=90 Charleston, AR First United Methodist Church, columbarium, 1205 E Main St., Charleston Polished granite drawer front
Jones Daniel Webster 19th governor, 1898-1901 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=110 Bowie Co., TX Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, 2801 N. Barber St., Little Rock, (Elm Ave.) Polished granite ground marker
Conway Elias Sevier 1st governor of the state, 1836-1840 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=97 Greene Co., TN Conway Cemetery State Park, Lafayette Co. Rd. 9, Walnut Hill Marble cottage style marker on limestone base
Baxter Elisha 10th and last Republican governor during Reconstruction, 1873-1874 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=87 North Carolina Oaklawn Cemetery, 1575 Grays Ave., Batesville Marble tablet marker on limestone base
Cherry Francis Adams 35th governor, 1953-1955 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=91 Fort Worth, TX Oaklawn Cemetery, W. Matthews Lane and Loberg Lane, Jonesboro, (Marigold Lane) Polished granite slant ground marker and upright polished granite marker on granite base
White Frank Durward 41st governor, 1981-1983 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=125 Texarkana, TX Mt. Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway St., Little Rock, (Juniper Ave.) Granite upright marker on granite bases
Donaghey George Washington 22nd governor, 1909-1913 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=99 Oakland, LA Roselawn Memorial Park, 2801 Asher Ave., Little Rock, (Lakeview Addn.) Granite upright marker on granite base
Hays George Washington 24th governor, 1913-1917 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=107 Camden, AR Greenwood Cemetery, Maul Rd and Greenwood St., Camden Polished granite upright marker on granite base
Izard George 2nd territorial governor, 1825-1828 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=3662 London, England Mt. Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway St., Little Rock, (W Grant Ave.) Marble tablet stone with marble footstone
Flanagin Harris 7th governor, 1862-1865 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=104 Roadstown, NJ Rose Hill Cemetery, 1200 block of Main St., Arkadelphia, (Section 1) Granite obelisk on two bases
Parnell Harvey 29th governor, 1928-1933 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=117 Orlando, AR Roselawn Memorial Park, 2801 Asher Ave., Little Rock, (Hillcrest addition) Granite ground level marker. Family plot marker: Polished granite upright marker on polished granite base
Rector Henry Massie 6th governor, 1860-1862 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=119 Kentucky Mt. Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway St., Little Rock, (Orange Ave.) Polished granite obelisk on two bases
Adkins Homer Martin 32nd governor 1941-1945 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=84 Jacksonville, AR Roselawn Memorial Park, 2801 Asher Ave., Little Rock, (E Edgewood Addn.) Granite upright marker on granite base
Murphy Isaac 8th governor, 1864-1868 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=116 Pittsburgh, PA Huntsville Cemetery, 202 Northview Ave., Huntsville Marble cross-vault shaft on limestone ground base
Berry James Henderson 14th governor, 1883-1885 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=88 Alabama City Cemetery (Knights of Pythias), 400 SW F St., Bentonville Granite slant marker and granite sarcophagus on granite bases
Clarke James Paul 18th governor, 1895-1897 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=93 Yazoo Co., MS Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, 2801 N. Barber St., Little Rock, (Locust Avenue) Limestone ground level slant marker and granite obelisk
Conway James Nelson 5th governor, 1852-1860 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=96 Greeneville, TN Mt. Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway St., Little Rock, (Orange Ave.) Marble tablet marker on limestone base and marble footstone
Eagle James Phillip 16th governor, 1889-1893 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=101 Maury Co., TN Mt. Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway St., Little Rock, (Spruce Ave.) Polished granite scroll marker. Family plot marker: Granite obelisk
Miller James 1st territorial governor, 1819-1824 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=2872 Petersborough, NH Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, MA Ground level granite marker with hipped top
Davis Jeff 20th governor, 1901-1907 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=98 Rocky Comfort, AR Mt. Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway St., Little Rock, (Magnolia Ave.) Marble monolithic marker on limestone base
Martin Jess Acting governor, January 11-January 14, 1909 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_M._Martin Unknown Oakland Cemetery, 917 S. Detroit St., Russellville Granite ground level slant marker. Family plot marker: Polished granite upright die on granite base
Purcell Joe Edward Acting governor, six days in 1979 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=2456 Warren, AR New Rosemont Cemetery, 1010 Military Rd, Benton Polished granite upright marker on granite base. Ground level bronze plaque.
Little John Sebastian 21st governor, 1907 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=112 Jenny Lind, AR Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, Bell Road, Greenwood Polished granite upright marker on granite base
Martineau John Ellis 28th governor, 1927-1928 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=113 Clay Co., MO Roselawn Memorial Park, 2801 Asher Ave., Little Rock, (Hillcrest addition) Ground level marker, not sure of material. Family plot marker: Granite upright marker on granite base
Moore John Isaac acting governor, Feb. 11-May 14, 1907 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Isaac_Moore Lafayette Co., MS Maple Hill Cemetery, 1800 Holly St., Helena-W Helena, (Lot 64, south 2A) Polished granite slant marker
Pope John 3rd territorial governor, 1829-1835 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=318&media=print Prince William Co., Va Buried in Cemetery Hill, Springfield, KY not buried in AR
Roane John Selden 4th governor, 1849-1852 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=120 Lebanon, TN Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, 2101 Barber St., Little Rock, (Camelia Ave.) Marble obelisk on two bases
Robinson Joseph Taylor 23rd governor, 1913 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=121 Concord Township, AR Roselawn Memorial Park, 2801 Asher Ave., Little Rock, (Hillcrest addition) Granite ground level marker. Family plot marker: Polished granite sarcophagus on two bases
Futrell Junius Marion 30th governor, 1933-1937 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=105 Jones Ridge Community, AR Linwood Cemetery, Hwys 49 and 412, Paragould, (9th Addition) Polished granite upright marker on granite base
Faubus Orval Eugene 36th governor, 1955-1967 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=102 Madison Co., AR Combs Cemetery, Madison Co. Rd 5351, COmbs Polished granite upright die on polished granite base
Hadley Ozro Amander Acting governor, 1871-1873 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=3711 Chatqauqua co., NY Buried in Los Angeles, CA, location unknown
Clayton Powell 9th governor, 1868-1871 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=94&media=print Bethel Township, PA Buried in Arlington National Cemetery, VA
Byrd Richard Calhoun Acting governor, January 10, 1849-April 19, 1849 https://backtrackingthecommon.com/2016/05/14/my-cousin-richard-calhoun-byrd-1805-1854-the-governor-of-arkansas/ Hawkins Co., TN Flat Bayou Cemetery, Altheimer No marker
Bailey Robert Edward 31st governor 1937-1941 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=86 Bernie, MO Roselawn Memorial Park, 2801 Asher Ave., Little Rock, (W. Edgewood Addn.) Granite ground level marker and granite upright die on granite base
Crittenden Robert 1st acting governor in the territory, March 3 - December 26, 1819 and from June, 1823 to May 31, 1825 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=2270# Woodford Co., KY Vicksburg, MS, location unknown
Adams Samuel Acting governor, April 29, 1844-Nov. 9, 1844 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=3703 Virginia Mt. Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway St., Little Rock, (Mrytle Ave.) Marble Obelisk
McMath Sidney Sanders 34th governor, 1949-1953 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=51 Columbia Co., AR Pinecrest Memorial Park, 7401 AR Hwy 5, Bryant Polished granite ground marker with bronze plaque
Hughes Simon Pollard 15th governor, 1885-1889 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=109 Carthage, TN Mt. Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway St., Little Rock (W Grand Ave.) Slanted ground marker. Family plot marker, maybe granite, upright die on base
Churchill Thomas James 13th governor, 1881-1883 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=92 Near Louisville, KY Mt. Holly Cem., 1200 Broadway St., Little Rock, (Juniper Ave.) Marble cross vault monument on marble and limestone bases
Drew Thomas Stevenson 3rd governor, 1844-1849 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=100 Wilson Co. TN Masonic Cemetery, W. Pyburn St., Pocahontas Granite obelisk on two bases
Fletcher Thomas Acting governor, Nov. 3, 1862-Nov. 15, 1862 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Fletcher_(American_politician,_born_1817) Nashville, TN Mt. Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway St., Little Rock, (Magnolia Ave.) Polished granite ground level slant marker and Family plot marker: Polished granite upright die on granite base
McRae Thomas Chipman 26th governor, 1921-1925 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=114 Mount Holly, AR DeAnn Cemetery, S Side of Greenlawn/US 371, Prescott Granite ground marker. Family plot marker: Granite sarcophagus on granite base
Terral Thomas Jefferson 27th governor, 1925-1927 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=123 Union Parish, LA Roselawn Memorial park, 2801 Asher Ave., Little Rock, (Lakeview Addition) Marble upright marker on marble base
Oldham William Kavanaugh Acting governor, Mar. 8-Mar. 13, 1913 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kavanaugh_Oldham Richmond, KY Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, 2101 Barber St., Little Rock, (Ash Ave.) Raised granite ground marker Family plot marker: Granite sarophagus on granite base
Fishback William Meade 17th governor, 1893-1895 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=103 Culpeper Co., VA Oak Cemetery, 1401 S. Greenwood Ave., Fort Smith, (Verbena Ave.) Marble upright slant marker on marble base
Fulton William Savin 4th territorial governor, 1835-1836 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=2653 Cecil Co., MD Mt. Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway St., Little Rock, (West Grand Ave.) Mid-size marble obelisk on three bases
Miller William Read 12th governor, 1877-1881 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=115 Batesville, AR Mt. Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway St., Little Rock, (Mrytle Ave.) Limestone bevel-top die on limestone base
Rockefeller Winthrop 37th governor, 1967-1971 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=122&media=print New York City, NY Buried on private property on Petit Jean Mtn. Not publically accesible
Pindall Xenophon Everton Acting governor, May 14, 1907-January 11, 1909 http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=2753 Missouri Roselawn Memorial Park, 2801 Asher Ave., Little Rock, (East Edgewood Addition) Granite ground marker

To locate the grave-site of the governors, acting governors, and territorial governors of Arkansas on the map below - please click the menu icon at the top left corner of the map.  Clicking on a governor's name in the menu list will highlight the grave-site location on the map. 

Map Color Key:
Blue = Territorial governor
Red = Elected governor
Purple = Appointed/acting governor