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Property Name Vest Cemetery
Reference Number 15000284
State Arkansas
County Izard
Town Boswell
Street Address 335 Vest Cemetery Road (County Road #197)
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 1/8/2016
Areas of Significance EXPLORATION/SETTLEMENT
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/15000284.pdf
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As the final resting place for several early settlers of the White River Valley, the Vest Cemetery is significant as the last remaining evidence of the settlement of the Boswell community in Izard County. This cemetery serves as a wonderful resource for area families and retains historical integrity and integrity of location. The Vest Cemetery is being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A, with local significance, for its association with and as evidence of the exploration and settlement of the Boswell community. It is also being nominated under Criteria Consideration D as a cemetery.

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