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Near Conway in Faulkner County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cadron in the Civil War

 
 
Cadron in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
1. Cadron in the Civil War Marker
Inscription. Confederate forces used Cadron as a base in the war’s early years, and Union troops were here after taking Little Rock in September 1863. The site was valuable for the saw and grist mills nearby, the telegraph line that ran to Little Rock, and the ferry, though that was destroyed by October 1864. Union troops were stationed at Cadron in 1864 and 1865, stockpiling supplies for soldiers operating against Confederate troops and guerrillas in the region and watching for movements of troops toward Missouri. Hundreds of Confederates surrendered here in 1865.
 
Erected 2014 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Faulkner County Historical Society, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 82.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 6.239′ N, 92° 32.704′ W. Marker is near Conway, Arkansas, in Faulkner County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of State Highway 319 and Cadron Settlement Lane, on the right. Click for map. Located within the City of Conway Public Cadron Settlement Park near the replica Cadron Blockhouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6200 Highway 319 West, Conway AR 72034, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Cadron in the Civil War Marker looking at replica blockhouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
2. Cadron in the Civil War Marker looking at replica blockhouse.
At least 6 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Trail of Tears" (a few steps from this marker); Cherokee Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Cadron Blockhouse (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Joseph W. Harris, U.S.A. (a few steps from this marker); 450th Commemoration De Soto Expedition (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Conway County in the Civil War / Murder of John Clayton (approx. 7.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  About the marker being installed at Cadron Park by the Faulkner County Historical Society. (Submitted on August 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. LandmarksWar, US Civil
 
View of Arkansas River from marker. Boat landing is below. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
3. View of Arkansas River from marker. Boat landing is below.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 3, 2016.
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