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DeValls Bluff in Prairie County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Memphis and Little Rock Railroad

 
 
Memphis and Little Rock Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
1. Memphis and Little Rock Railroad Marker
Inscription. The Memphis and Little Rock Railroad was the first railroad to run in Arkansas. It was chartered in 1853, but when the Civil War began, only two sections were complete. One, running from DeValls Bluff to north of Little Rock, was finished in January 1862. Confederates used the M&LR to ship troops to Memphis, and it became a major asset to Union forces after DeValls Bluff was taken in 1863, carrying men and supplies from the White River to Little Rock. The M&LR proved a tempting target for Confederates, who attacked it frequently during 1864.
 
Erected 2012 by ACWSC, Arnold Family Foundation, ANCRC. (Marker Number 41.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 47.164′ N, 91° 27.485′ W. Marker is in DeValls Bluff, Arkansas, in Prairie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Arkansas Route 33) and Snyder Road, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Located just left of the Break Time Gas Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 North Main Street, De Valls Bluff AR 72041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Memphis and Little Rock Railroad
Memphis and Little Rock Railroad Marker near gas station. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
2. Memphis and Little Rock Railroad Marker near gas station.
(here, next to this marker); Why DeValls Bluff (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); DeValls Bluff: A Major Union Riverport (about 700 feet away); DeValls Bluff Under Fire (about 700 feet away); War on the White River (about 700 feet away); DeValls Bluff in the Civil War (about 700 feet away); Common Ground for Many Soldiers (about 700 feet away); DeValls Bluff: A Key Union Base (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in DeValls Bluff.
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Arkansas article on the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad. (Submitted on August 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
View of marker looking south on Main Street. (AR-33) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
3. View of marker looking south on Main Street. (AR-33)
Another nearby interpretive marker about the M&LR Railroad. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
4. Another nearby interpretive marker about the M&LR Railroad.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 3, 2016.
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