Marion in Crittenden County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
The Sultana Tragedy
Erected 2013 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, City of Marion, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 62.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 27, 1865.
Location. 35° 12.907′ N, 90° 11.897′ W. Marker is in MarionTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 East Military Road, Marion AR 72364, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Loss of the Sultana (here, next to this marker); Military Road (here, next to this marker); Margaret E. Woolfolk Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion School Auditorium-Gynamnasium (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Soldier's Memorial (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Confederate Soldier's Memorial (about 400 feet away); Rhodes Storefronts (about 400 feet away); Crittenden County Health Department (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
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Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Sultana. “The enormous explosion of steam came from the top rear of the boilers and went upward at a 45-degree angle, tearing through the crowded decks above, and completely demolishing the pilothouse. Without a pilot to steer the boat, Sultana became a drifting, floating hulk. The terrific explosion flung some of the passengers on deck into the water and destroyed a large (Submitted on April 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 75 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week April 22, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.