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Helena in Phillips County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sacred Heart Academy

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
1. Sacred Heart Academy Marker
Inscription. In 1858 a boarding school and convent was established on this site in the former residence of Col. Henry L. Biscoe by four Sisters of Mercy who came from Ireland with Bishop Andrew Byrne. The school was in the middle of heavy fighting during the Battle of Helena, July 4, 1863, and was used as a hospital by the Sisters who tended both Union and Confederate wounded. The school was closed from 1868 to 1879 at which time it was reopened by the Sisters of Charity from Nazareth, Kentucky.
 
Erected 1963 by Erected by the Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 31.298′ N, 90° 35.503′ W. Marker is in Helena, Arkansas, in Phillips County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Street (Business U.S. 49) and Arkansas Street, on the right when traveling south on Columbia Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Helena AR 72342, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hernando De Soto (approx. 0.3 miles away); KFFA 1360 Helena (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Helena
Sacred Heart Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
2. Sacred Heart Academy Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Helena and The Trail of Tears (approx. 0.4 miles away); They Passed This Way (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle of Helena (approx. 0.4 miles away); Russwurm Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Fort Curtis (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Helena.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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