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Linwood Cemetery

Ground for this city cemetery was acquired in 1885, soon after the town was organized. The earliest burial that is known was February 11, 1869. Acreage has been added at various times, and today it is approximately fifty acres, containing approximately 8,000 burials. Built in the center of the cemetery and on the highest point is the mausoleum, a stately stone building with pillars on either side of the entrance. Built in 1920 with one hundred crypts, the exterior is of Bedford stone, and the interior White marble. Frank “Jelly” Nash, 1930s gangster and one of the FBI’s Most Wanted, is interred in the mausoleum.  Linwood Cemetery includes the gravesites of Junius Marion Futrell (Aug 14, 1870-June 20, 1955), Arkansas governor from 1933-1937, and George Taylor (Nov. 15, 1830-Oct. 7, 1893), a Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. 

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Intersection of Highway 1 and West Kingshighway, SE, Paragould, Arkansas