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Jonesboro in Craighead County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Craighead County Court House

 
 
Craighead County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
1. Craighead County Court House Marker
Inscription.  The site of Jonesboro was laid off as the county seat of Craighead County in 1859, and there was erected soon afterwards the first court house in the county.
 
Erected 1936 by the Arkansas Centennial Comm. / Arkansas History Comm. (Marker Number H-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Centennial Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 35° 50.279′ N, 90° 42.307′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Arkansas, in Craighead County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and West Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 511 South Main Street, Jonesboro AR 72401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Jonesboro (here, next to this marker); Battery C, 206th Coast Artillery (AA) Dutch Harbor, Alaska Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Hattie W. Caraway A.B., LL. D.
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(a few steps from this marker); Craighead County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); To the 1385 Sons of Craighead County (within shouting distance of this marker); Craighead County 9/11 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); LTC Teddy W. Pylant (within shouting distance of this marker); Flames of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesboro.
 
More about this marker. One of 143 cast-iron markers placed across Arkansas in partnership with the Arkansas History Commission during the state's 1936 centennial. Originally silver in color, Jonesboro has repainted theirs black.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Craighead County Court House. (Submitted on April 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Craighead County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. Craighead County Court House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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