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New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery

As the community of Lake Village grew, particularly after the Civil War, New Hope Baptist became the central church for Lake Village’s black community, and its cemetery the principal burial site for its deceased. The church continued to serve throughout the late nineteenth century and into the twentieth century, and it continues to serve an almost exclusively black congregation today. The historic section of the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is the remaining historic resource most directly associated with Lake Village’s historic black community, and, in fact, the only known resource of its kind. A stop on the African American Heritage Trail.

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Historic Section, St. Mary's Street, Lake Village, Arkansas
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Great River Road