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Near St. Francis in Clay County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Chalk Bluff

 
 
Chalk Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 14, 2009
1. Chalk Bluff Marker
Inscription. Named for the white clay which resembles chalk, this magnificent bluff is one of the most important historical landmarks in Arkansas. At this point the St. Francis River cuts through Crowley's Ridge from west to east and forms the boundary between Arkansas and Missouri. In 1857 David Dale Owen began the first geological survey of the state here.
 
Erected 1973 by Arkansas History Commission - Clay County Centennial Year.
 
Location. 36° 28.711′ N, 90° 9.821′ W. Marker is near St. Francis, Arkansas, in Clay County. Marker can be reached from County Road 347, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the start of a walking trail in Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Piggott AR 72454, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chalk Bluff in the Civil War (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Chalk Bluff in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Chalk Bluff Crossing and Town (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Chalk Bluff in the Civil War (about 800 feet away); The Battle at Chalk Bluff (approx. 0.7 miles away in Missouri).
 
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Chalk Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 14, 2009
2. Chalk Bluff Marker
St. Francis River Bottom image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 14, 2009
3. St. Francis River Bottom
Looking from an overlook on the Chalk Bluff on the river bottom. The trees in the park were recently damaged in an ice storm.
Entrance to Chalk Bluf Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 14, 2009
4. Entrance to Chalk Bluf Battlefield Park
 
 
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