Harden Family Cemetery

The Harden Family Cemetery is a historic cemetery in rural Chicot County, Arkansas. It is located in a horse pasture off Hardin Road, north of the hamlet of Jennie, which is on Arkansas Highway 13 south of Lake Village. The small family cemetery, which is not visible from the road, contains fourteen marked graves, dating from 1892 to the 1960s. All are for members of the Harden family, who were an African-American family prominent in the life of the small community, and among the earliest of their race to settle the area. The patriarch of the family, John Harden, Sr., was a freed slave who died in 1892. One grandson was a local pastor, another was a schoolteacher.[2]

Harden Family Cemetery
Harden Family Cemetery is located in Arkansas
Harden Family Cemetery
Location in Arkansas
Harden Family Cemetery is located in the United States
Harden Family Cemetery
Location in United States
Nearest cityJennie, Arkansas
Coordinates33°16′24″N 91°16′38″W / 33.27333°N 91.27722°W / 33.27333; -91.27722Coordinates: 33°16′24″N 91°16′38″W / 33.27333°N 91.27722°W / 33.27333; -91.27722
Area1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
MPSEthnic and Racial Minority Settlement of the Arkansas Delta MPS
NRHP reference No.04000508[1]
Added to NRHPMay 24, 2004

The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Harden Family Cemetery". Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-04-05.