Established in 1856, this cemetery helps commemorate the rich culture of Black Americans and their contributions to Arrow Rock and Saline County. It contains the graves of several generations of African Americans from the community, some of whom were enslaved and owned by physician Dr. John Sappington. Interpretive panels at the site provide information about some of the people buried there.
This cemetery is one-quarter mile south of Sappington Cemetery State Historic Site, where Sappington himself is buried. Both facilities are managed by Arrow Rock State Historic Site.