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Benton in Saline County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Saline County Records

 
 
Saline County Records Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
1. Saline County Records Marker
Inscription. As Gen. Frederick Steele’s Union army marched toward Little Rock in the summer of 1863, Saline County officials feared their records would be seized or destroyed. They met Aug. 31, 1863, and saying the Union “function is to cut up, mutilate, and destroy the Articles of States and the Records of County,” they ordered the county clerk to “remove from the Courthouse, to some private place ... the said records.” Most of the records vanished during the war, but the county seal was found in modern-day Grant County and returned to Saline County in 2013.
 
Erected 2014 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission; Saline County Clerk Dennis Milligan; Jim Harris, Ragan Kyzer, Megan Tucker, Patrick Rhodes; Circuit Judges Bobby McAllister, Gary Arnold, Grisham Phillips, Robert Herzfeld. (Marker Number 77.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 33.88′ N, 92° 35.249′ W. Marker is in Benton, Arkansas, in Saline County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Sevier Street and N. Main Street, on the right when traveling west on W. Sevier Street. Click for map. Marker is located at the south
Marker Near Intersection of W. Sevier St and N. Main St image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
2. Marker Near Intersection of W. Sevier St and N. Main St
edge of the grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Benton AR 72015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saline County Revolutionary War Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Saline County's Everlasting Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Saline County in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Quapaws, Choctaws, and Chickasaws Passed Here (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gann Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); De Soto Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); 11th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A. (approx. one mile away); Bauxite, Arkansas (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Benton.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker in Front of Saline County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
3. Marker in Front of Saline County Courthouse
View to north across W. Sevier Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on August 8, 2016.
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