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Original Site of Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2010
1. Original Site of Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas Marker
Inscription.
Front
Mar. 20, 1839 Trail of Tears
Mar. 8, 1847 Robinson's Crossroads First Post Office
Feb. 5, 1858 Name changed to Bloomington
Sept. 18, 1858 Butterfield Stage Stop to 1861
Dec. 9, 1862 Civil War Skirmishes
Aug. 24, 1864 "Camp Mudtown"
Mar. 9, 1881 Moved near railroad after village destroyed by tornado
Known now as Lowell

Back
Lowell Sesquicentennial
1836-1986
Committee Chairperson
Vera Lou Goree Fowler
Committee Members
Helen Nail Bolen
Jo Vantine
Elza Tucker
Alma Adams
Shirley Gordon

 
Erected by Lowell Sesquicentennial 1836-1986 Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail marker series.
 
Location. 36° 15.107′ N, 94° 7.017′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is on South Old Wire Road north of Sarah Place/Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 South Old Wire Road, Lowell AR 72745, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canning Factory (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old City Jail (approx.
Original Site of Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2010
2. Original Site of Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas Marker
0.9 miles away); Lowell Postal Service (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Bank of Lowell (approx. 0.9 miles away); Train Depot (approx. 0.9 miles away); Evaporator Near Railroad Track (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Butterfield Stagecoach Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rev. James M. Ingram (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lowell.
 
Additional comments.
1. Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas Marker
The marker is incorrect stating that the Butterfield Overland Stagecoach stopped at Mudtown. The stagecoach left Callahan's Station in today's Rogers, AR and didn't stop until it reached the Fitzgerald's Station (farmstead) near present day Springdale, AR.

Glenn Jones

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Original Site of Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2010
3. Original Site of Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas Marker
City Historian or the Lowell Historical Museum. Please let us know if they change the marker based on your research.
    — Submitted September 1, 2010, by Glenn Jones of Lowell, Arkansas.

 
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Original Site of Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2010
4. Original Site of Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas Marker
Looking South along Old Wire Road. Sarah Place intersection in the distance.
 
 
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