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Avon Cemetary near Texarkana, AR

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Avon cemetery is located in southwest Arkansas and is near the Oklahoma border in Dequeen, Arkansas.

The Avon Cemetery is one of ten local cemeteries located in Dequeen, Arkansas.

This cemetery is one of ten in the area, but what sets it apart is not the location or the gravestones, but the ghosts which may still roam the area. One legend in particular involves a baby. The chilling legend says that a woman had set her baby on a ledge of a well to bring up a bucket of fresh water, and the child sadly fell into the well and drowned. To this day, urban legends say that if you drop a stone into the well, the faint sounds of a baby crying can be heard. Other haunting stories involve the apparation of a woman running through the cemetery towards the well, and many say this is the lost child's mother, trying to save her baby.

The Avon Cemetery features not only paranormal stories and activity, but also plenty of local history as more than 300 souls are buried in this cemetery. Whether looking for ghosts or not, visitors should be sure to remain respectful of the location.

The Avon Cemetery is located in De Queen, AR, which is also the county seat of Sevier Country and, despite its size, features some quaint shops and locally-owned restaurants for visitors to enjoy a meal. 


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