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

Helena, Arkansas

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
1. Helena, Arkansas Marker
Inscription. At this site on the southern tip of Crowley’s Ridge, Indians of the Hopewell Culture lived about 500 B.C. Evidences of their settlements still remain in mounds nearby. In 1541 when Hernando De Soto crossed the river near here, he found the Casqui and Pacaha Indians and held the first Christian service west of the Mississippi River. In 1673 Marquette and Joliet visited here during their exploration. The city was laid out in 1820 and incorporated in 1856. On July 4, 1863, in the Battle of Helena Union forces repulsed a Confederate attempt to retake the city. Seven Confederate generals came from Phillips County.
 
Erected 1965 by Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 30.17′ N, 90° 36.228′ W. Marker is in Helena, Arkansas, in Phillips County. Marker is at the intersection of Bisco Street (Business U.S. 49) and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, on the right when traveling north on Bisco 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacred Heart Academy (approx. 1.5
Helena, Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
2. Helena, Arkansas Marker
miles away); Hernando De Soto (approx. 1.7 miles away); KFFA 1360 Helena (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Helena (approx. 1.7 miles away); Helena and The Trail of Tears (approx. 1.7 miles away); They Passed This Way (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Battle of Helena (approx. 1.7 miles away); "the gun boat Tyler saved the day " (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Helena.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Helena, Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
3. Helena, Arkansas Marker
Crossroads of the Past All displays can be seen at the Train Depot part of the Delta Cultural Center Museum in Helena, AR.
Helena, Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
4. Helena, Arkansas Marker
Evidence of early American Indians in Helena.
Confederate Generals from Phillips Co. Arkansas image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
5. Confederate Generals from Phillips Co. Arkansas
Thomas Hindman, Charles Adams, Daniel Govan, Archibald Dobbins, James Tappan, Lucius Polk and Patrick Cleburne
Brigadier General Daniel Govan image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
6. Brigadier General Daniel Govan
Brigadier General Charles Adams image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
7. Brigadier General Charles Adams
Brigadier General Archibald Dobbins image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
8. Brigadier General Archibald Dobbins
Brigadier General Lucius Polk image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
9. Brigadier General Lucius Polk
Brigadier General James Tappan and Major General Patrick Cleburne image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
10. Brigadier General James Tappan and Major General Patrick Cleburne
Major General Thomas Hindman image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
11. Major General Thomas Hindman
 
 
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