Confederate Section--Old Rondo Cemetery -- Rondo, AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member techiegrl64
N 33° 26.790 W 093° 58.062
15S E 410057 N 3701206
Many Confederate graves are located at this cemetery, many of them unknown.
Waymark Code: WM59Y0
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 12/03/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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During the Civil War Rondo was a gateway through which many Texas soldiers passed to reach the active sectors of the Confederate Army. These soldiers camped in various areas around the town, resting for a short period, receiving last-minute drill instruction and equipment. In 1862 the black measles swept through the camps, killing many. These soldiers were buried at various places near their campgrounds, but after the war the Rondo citizens moved their remains to this cemetery. They were buried five to a grave in seventeen graves side by side. Some of the soldiers were identified in later years, but many remain unknown.

The Van Zandt County Texas Historical Commission placed a marker at this site in 1996, and in 2006 the U.S. National Register of Historic Places marker was placed.

The cemetery is located east of Texarkana, Arkansas, north of US. Hwy 82. Founded in 1839 this cemetery is the resting place of many area pioneers and continues to serve the community today.
Street address:
1612 Smith Rd.
Rondo, AR USA

County / Borough / Parish: Miller

Year listed: 2004

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Funerary / Cemetery

Current function: Funerary / Cemetery

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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