The South Sebastian County Historical Society has announced their eighth annual Buried Treasure Graveside Tales that celebrates the lives of Greenwood’s early residents. This years event will take place at the Stroud Cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 8 beginning at 2 pm.
Each fall a few volunteers come together to present the graveside tales and share interesting life stories of Greenwood's departed in the cemeteries where they rest. It's a way to honor them and learn some local history and increase interest in and support of local cemeteries. This is a free event though donations are welcome. All donations go to the Historical Society, which go toward efforts to save abandoned cemeteries.
Cody Faber and Tom Wing, two soldiers from opposing armies, gather near the battlefield to reminisce and share tales of the Battle of Devil's Backbone Mountain Ridge at Stroud Cemetery. Other presenters include George Heflin as Lt. John Perkins Stroud, the cemetery's namesake, Barbara Jacobson as a mysterious traveler, and Tammy Briley, as a census taker visiting the home of Zachary and Mary Orleana Blaylock Wright.
Stroud Cemetery, lies adjacent to the battlefield at 3400 Stroud Road (corner of Nickeltown Road and Stroud Road), Greenwood. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page "Buried Treasure 2017" or call the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce at 479-996-5367. (Parking will be at the cemetery and along Stroud Road. Visitors are reminded to wear comfortable shoes as there will be walking and standing. A few chairs will be provided. Directions: Highway 71 South, turn west on Highway 10, turn south on Nickeltown Road, turn west on Stroud Road.)