Arkansas Post in Arkansas County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
The European Settlement
In 1541 Hernando de Soto explored the territory which is now Arkansas. Sieur de La Salle further penetrated the area in 1682 and claimed the land for France. Henri de Tonti, one of La Salle's lieutenants, established the Post of Arkansas in 1686.
Erected by National Park Service, Department of Interior.
Location. 34° 1.057′ N, 91° 20.835′ W. Marker is in Arkansas Post, Arkansas, in Arkansas County. Marker can be reached from Old Post Road south of State Route 169. Located just northwest of the visitors center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1741 Old Post Road, Gillett AR 72055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone from Ruins of Old Bank (a few steps from this marker); The Post of Arkansas (within shouting distance of this marker); The Post under Spain (within shouting distance of this marker); The French Period (within shouting Republican France (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The American Era (about 500 feet away); Edge of Empires (about 700 feet away); The Colbert Raid (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arkansas Post.
Also see . . . Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture on Arkansas Post. (Submitted on September 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.