August 27, 2010
Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock (Pulaski County) has often been called the Westminster Abbey of Arkansas due to the large number of prominent artistic, literary, religious, military, and political leaders buried there. The cemetery was founded in 1843 when city leaders Chester Ashley and Roswell Beebe donated twenty acres of land for a burial ground. A city commission formed in 1877 to care for the cemetery until the responsibility was transferred to the Mount Holly Association, which was created in 1915. In 1970, Mount Holly was added to the National Register of Historic Places.