HAVEN of REST CEMETERY
Haven of Rest Cemetery is an historic African American cemetery established in the early 1900s. It is located at 7102 West 12th Street near the well established University Park Neighborhood at 12th and University Streets in Little Rock.
Haven of Rest Cemetery was accepted as a perpetual care cemetery by the Arkansas Cemetery Board in 1955. It is one of only 98 “perpetual care” cemeteries in Arkansas under the jurisdiction of the Arkansas Cemetery Board. The cemetery was placed in foreclosure and court appointed receivership in September 2001.. Due to the lack of available burial spaces, it has been concluded that Haven of Rest Cemetery is no longer commercially viable.
These web pages outline the work currently being undertaken by the Friends of Haven of Rest Cemetery , Inc., a 501 (c) (3), tax exempt organization, composed of community volunteers to help cleanup, restore and preserve Haven of Rest Cemetery.