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De Queen in Sevier County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

In Appreciation of J. DeGoeijen

Born Zwolle Netherlands, 1861

 
 
In Appreciation of J. DeGoeijen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
1. In Appreciation of J. DeGoeijen Marker
Inscription.  Belonged to a family of wealthy coffee merchants. He became interested in financing the completion of the Kansas City Southern Railway. A town on this railway was named for him and he personally selected De Queen.
1897

 
Erected 1937 by General Matthew Locke Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Frances Ellen Steel Collins, Regent.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 34° 2.256′ N, 94° 20.432′ W. Marker is in De Queen, Arkansas, in Sevier County. Marker is at the intersection of North 3rd Street and West De Queen Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North 3rd Street. Located on the grounds of the Sevier County Court House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 North 3rd Street, De Queen AR 71832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. Sevier County Seat of Justice (within shouting distance of this marker); Sevier County in the Civil War (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Additional commentary.
1. Difference of opinion.
The cities' placename of De Queen is the anglicization of the family name de Goeijen and of the Dutch merchant and railway financier, Jan de Goeijen (1861–1944). As opposed to the wording on this marker, De Goeijen was reportedly rather unhappy with the deformation of his name.
    — Submitted August 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
J. DeGoeijen Marker on Sevier County Courthouse lawn. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
2. J. DeGoeijen Marker on Sevier County Courthouse lawn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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