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Near Lake Village in Chicot County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Saunders-Pettit-Chapman-Cook Plantation Home

 
 
Saunders-Pettit-Chapman-Cook Plantation Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
1. Saunders-Pettit-Chapman-Cook Plantation Home Marker
Inscription.  This home was built about the year 1848 for John H. Saunders and his wife Martha A. Pettit Saunders. During the Civil War engagement at Ditch Bayou in 1864 the house was used as a hospital for soldiers of both armies. A number of military dead were buried just west of the house. Antonia H. Pettit, sister of Martha Saunders, was reputed to have been the first white child in Chicot County.
 
Erected by Chicot County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable PlacesScience & MedicineWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 33° 16.537′ N, 91° 14.738′ W. Marker is near Lake Village, Arkansas, in Chicot County. Marker is on U.S. 278, 0.4 miles east of U.S. 65, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4236 US-278, Lake Village AR 71653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle at Ditch Bayou (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Casualties at Ditch Bayou June 6, 1864 (approx. 1.4
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miles away); Italian Immigrants On Sunnyside Plantation (approx. 4.3 miles away); Chicot County Confederate Monument (approx. 4.4 miles away); Chicot County (approx. 4.4 miles away); New Hope Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 4˝ miles away); Lakeport in the Civil War (approx. 5.4 miles away); Lakeport Plantation House (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Village.
 
The Saunders-Pettit-Chapman-Cook Plantation home. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
2. The Saunders-Pettit-Chapman-Cook Plantation home.
View from marker west towards Lake Village. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
3. View from marker west towards Lake Village.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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