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Near Kelso in Desha County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Town of Napoleon

 
 
Old Town of Napoleon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
1. Old Town of Napoleon Marker
Inscription.  This important river port, county seat of Desha County from 1838 to 1874, was located 24 miles east at the junction of the Arkansas River with the Mississippi. The town was finally abandoned after most of it washed into the Mississippi River.
 
Erected 1959 by Desha County and Arkansas History Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersNotable PlacesPolitical SubdivisionsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
 
Location. 33° 47.709′ N, 91° 16.303′ W. Marker is near Kelso, Arkansas, in Desha County. Marker is on Arkansas Route 1, 0.1 miles south of Arkansas Route 138. Located near the Kelso-Rohwer Fire Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2652 AR-1, Watson AR 71674, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at Amos Bayou (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center (approx. 2 miles away); Why Us? Why Here? (approx. 2 miles away); I Am An American
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(approx. 2 miles away); Taken Away (approx. 2 miles away); We Lived & Died Here (approx. 2 miles away); Making A Living (approx. 2 miles away); Rohwer Relocation Center Memorial Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the ghost town of Napoleon. (Submitted on August 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Marker near Kelso-Ruhwer Fire Station. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
2. Marker near Kelso-Ruhwer Fire Station.
View north from marker towards Arkansas Highway 1. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
3. View north from marker towards Arkansas Highway 1.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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