Location: Arcadia, Kansas
Old Arcadia Cemetery, in Crawford County, Kansas, USA, is on a gentle slope less than a mile north of town, and about a half mile west of the Missouri state line. Cox Creek and the Fort Scott Subdivision railroad line pass between the cemetery and the state line. (Now a freight line of the BNSF Railway network, the rail line was part of the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway for much of the cemetery’s history.) The cemetery hides back on a dirt road from its entrance on North 260th Street, where a sign points the way to “Forest Hill Cemetery”.
In “Crawford County Tombstone Inscriptions: Old Arcadia Forest Hill Cemetery”, William C. Cuthbertson (of the Crawford County Genealogy Society) wrote a detailed introduction to the cemetery and documented its tombstones in late 1971. He included a story about a Philip Hathaway family tombstone having this inscription: “This cemetery dedicated to wife Elizabeth who was first to sleep herein.”
The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has a feature detail report for Old Arcadia Cemetery. Mapcarta gathers basic location data and map links for the cemetery, along with nearby landmarks and localities. OpenStreetMap delineates the basic cemetery border.
See the cemetery’s WikiTree category page for additional data and links, including profiles of persons buried at the cemetery.