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Maple Hill Cemetery

Maple Hill Cemetery, once known as Evergreen, has stately magnolias, a river overlook, iron gates added in the 1920s, and an assortment of grave markers and unique cemetery design. The Evergreen Cemetery Company was incorporated in 1870 and divided roughly in half by a fence, with the western side for African Americans, and the eastern side for whites. In 1898, the portion lying east of the fence was sold to the Maple Hill Cemetery Company, and in 1899 the portion lying west of the fence was sold to the Magnolia Cemetery. James Millander Hanks (Feb. 12, 1833-May 24, 1909), U. S. Congressman from 1871-1873, is buried here.  Other notable burials include Confederate General Thomas C. Hindman (Jan. 28, 1828-Sept. 27, 1868) and Confederate General James C. Tappan (Sept. 9, 1825-March 19, 1906). Maple Hill is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 

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1801 Holly Street, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas
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Great River Road & Crowley's Ridge Parkway