Avon Cemetery

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A ghostly baby and mother are said to haunt the cemetery. Local legend has it that if you drop a rock into the well in the center of the cemetery at night, you will hear the baby crying. The baby’s mother has been seen running through the cemetery. According to the local tales, long ago the woman sat the baby on the edge of the old well as she was drawing water, and the baby fell in and drowned.

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Address:
Avon Cemetery
De Queen, AR
United States

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GPS:
34.085868484214124, -94.32327890448511
County:
Sevier County, Arkansas
Nearest Towns:
De Queen, AR (3.5 mi.)
Gillham, AR (5.8 mi.)
Horatio, AR (10.4 mi.)
Grannis, AR (10.7 mi.)
Lockesburg, AR (12.1 mi.)
Eagletown, OK (14.8 mi.)
Wickes, AR (15.0 mi.)
Winthrop, AR (17.6 mi.)
Dierks, AR (17.7 mi.)
Vandervoort, AR (20.6 mi.)

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  1. The well has been cemented over in the mid-late 1990;s. You will find the baby’s grave accross from the well but the mothers grave is not next to her baby’s. You might be able to find her grave in the weeds and vines 10-15 free away from the baby’s grave.

  2. My wife and I were there today and we couldn’t find where the well used to be. We went through the cemetery several times. Also, does anyone know the name of the mother or her baby?

  3. On the map, to the left there is a junction where the 3 roads meet. The building and well was on the north side of the junction. I remember the the building was used as a community building in the 70’s. The well was closer to the road. All the older-elderly adults would insist that no children were to go near the well. I remember the story a little differently. The mother had killed the baby, then threw it in the well.

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