Tag Archives: Church

Always a favorite subject for me – mostly the “little old country” churches.

Onyx Landmark

Onyx Landmark Missionary Baptist Church

Onyx, Arkansas is at the junction of Hwys 27 & 314. Most of my maps show a “Ballew Family Cemetery” near this location, but the church you see above is not named on a single one of them. It took me a while to discover this is the Onyx Landmark Missionary Baptist Church – and that’s part of the Fourche La Fave River running in front of it. That low-water bridge is the only access to the church, so when the river is up and running high … you have to pray extra hard. Map below –

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Another Sweet Home Church

Sweet Home Church - Amity AR

“Sweet Home” is another name you’ll find all over Arkansas, and I know of at least two other Sweet Home Churches. (Like this one near Mt. Ida.) The one pictured here is on Hwy 346 near Amity, AR in Clark County – and not far from the Caddo River. What caught my eye about this one is that unusual steeple … I don’t think I’ve ever seen one made that way. A photo of the cemetery across the road and a map are below…

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