Fitzgerald Cemetery
900 Old Wire Road

Springdale AR 72764


John Fitzgerald Sr is said to have come to the Lowell area in 1825. When Washington County was first formed, it included all the areas of Benton County as well as part of Madison and Carroll counties. When the area was officially surveyed by the United States in 1834, only the farm of James Fitzgerald, son of John was noted. The Fitzgeralds owned large amounts of land along the present County border between Washington and Benton County from the 1830's to at least the Civil War.

Fitzgerald's Station is found today just northeast of the cemetery at the corner of Old Wire Road and Dodd Street. The old barn there was built by Butterfield Stage Lines in 1858. John and Mary Fitzgerald operated an inn there at the time.

The cemetery contains a small fenced area with several Fitzgerald grave markers within it. Other Fitzgerald markers are also found around the fenced area. The cemetery is still active as a number of markers are found throughout the plot.

Some of the older Fitzgerald markers are as shown from the
Angelfire.com/ar3/violetstar/fizgerald.html website:
FITZGERALD, John 1838-1894(?)
FITZGERALD, John, Sr. 1783-1875
FITZGERALD, Joshua L. 1828-1891
FITZGERALD, Mary Anne Couch 1794-1860
FITZGERALD, Nancy A. Baker 1829-1892
FITZGERALD, Nettie April 13, 1880-August 6, 1892
FITZGERALD, Olive M. September 28, 1838-August 10, 1923

Bibliography:
History of Washington County Published by Shiloh Museum 1989
www.angelfire.com/ar3/violetstar/fizgerald.html website
Springdale The Courage of Shiloh by Velda Brotherton, Making of America Series 2002



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