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

William Patterson

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
1. William Patterson Marker
Inscription. William Patterson was the first known Methodist to set foot on Arkansas soil. He came from Kentucky in 1800 and cut the cane, where the city of Helena now stands, to build a warehouse for river traffic. He became a Methodist Minister and in 1804 was admitted to the Western Conference with assignment to the Scioto Circuit in Ohio. Although there is no positive evidence, it is probable that he preached at Helena. He was the father of John Patterson, the first white child of American Parents in Arkansas.
 
Erected by The Commission of Archives and History and as a memorial to Dr. E. J. Kurts.
 
Location. 34° 31.77′ N, 90° 35.51′ W. Marker is in Helena, Arkansas, in Phillips County. Marker is on Porter Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 537 Porter Street, Helena AR 72342, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Russwurm Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Curtis (about 400 feet away); "We are all the same as dead men" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Comes to Arkansas (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Right to Vote
William Patterson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
2. William Patterson Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); West Helena, Arkansas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Phillips County, Arkansas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Helena, Arkansas (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Helena.
 
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William Patterson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
3. William Patterson Marker
First United Methodist Church
 
 
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