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Marianna in Lee County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Marianna Arkansas

Dedicated to Pioneer Families of Marianna

 
 
Marianna Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. Marianna Arkansas Marker
Inscription.  
Marianna named in honor of
Maryann Martin Harland
Town established 1858 A.D.
Incorporated Oct. 24, 1870 A.D.

1870 Agriculture, Timber
Population 165

1970 Agriculture, Industry
Population 6215
 
Erected 1970 by Marianna Centennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 46.428′ N, 90° 45.433′ W. Marker is in Marianna, Arkansas, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from Court Street north of East Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Located in Court Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 Court Street, Marianna AR 72360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee County (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee County War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
Regarding Marianna Arkansas.
Marker located Court Square, across from the Lee County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. Marker located Court Square, across from the Lee County Courthouse.
Maryann Martin Harland sold her property for the site of the town and the community was named after her. The first inhabitants of the area were the Indians. Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto may have come to the area in 1541. A century later, the French explorers Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet visited the area. It is the county seat of Lee County, which was founded on April 17, 1873, and was named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
 
Rear of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
3. Rear of marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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