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Pine Bluff in Jefferson County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Joseph Bonne Cabin

 
 
Joseph Bonne Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2010
1. Joseph Bonne Cabin Marker
Inscription. In 1818 a French trapper, Joseph Bonne landed on the south bank of the Arkansas River with his dog and gun near the location of the original Jefferson County Courthouse. Driven to this high bluff after flood waters had threatened his homesite at Arkansas Post, Bonne and his family erected a cabin and became one of the first white settlers in the region which has become Pine Bluff. The Bonne hand-constructed log cabin became the first seat of government, and history reports that Joseph Bonne operated the first tavern in the area.
 
Erected 1976 by Jefferson County History Commission.
 
Location. 34° 13.772′ N, 92° 0.315′ W. Marker is in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Barraque Street and North Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling west on West Barraque Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pine Bluff AR 71601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barraque Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Auguste La noir de Serville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Pine Bluff
Joseph Bonne Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2010
2. Joseph Bonne Cabin Marker
Looking East on West Barraque Street.
(about 500 feet away); Jefferson County First Court House (about 700 feet away); Joseph Carter Corbin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bayou Bartholomew (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 939 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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