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

Bayou Bartholomew

 
 
Bayou Bartholomew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2010
1. Bayou Bartholomew Marker
Inscription. Beginning 10 miles northwest of Pine Bluff, this storied bayou flows 300 miles through 6 Arkansas counties and 2 Louisiana parishes before emptying into the Ouachita River in north Louisiana. Indian mounds dotted its banks. Immigrants travelled it by flatboat and settled in Jefferson County. While the origin of its name is uncertain, it was so known as early as 1786. Baron De Carondelet referred to it by name in a 1795 letter, and Don Carlos Trudeau, surveyor general of the Spanish Province of Louisiana, included it on a 1797 map. A man named Barthelemy is known to have been in the area as early as the 1680's.
 
Erected by Jefferson County History Commission.
 
Location. 34° 10.648′ N, 92° 0.344′ W. Marker is in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and South Olive Street (Business U.S. 63), on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is just north of the bridge over the bayou. Parking is available on South Main Street next to the marker. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Bonne Cabin
Bayou Bartholomew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2010
2. Bayou Bartholomew Marker
As seen from the side of US 63.
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Jefferson County First Court House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Barraque Street (approx. 3.6 miles away); Auguste La noir de Serville (approx. 3.6 miles away); Battle of Pine Bluff (approx. 3.6 miles away); Joseph Carter Corbin (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
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Bayou Bartholomew sign image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2010
3. Bayou Bartholomew sign
Sign on the bridge closest to the marker.
Bayou Bartholomew image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2010
4. Bayou Bartholomew
Portions of the bayou may also be seen when driving along I-530 to the South of this location.
Bayou Bartholomew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2010
5. Bayou Bartholomew Marker
This is the side of the marker facing US 63; heavily weathered and illegible.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,755 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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