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El Dorado in Union County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Gunfight on the Square

Historic Union Square

— October 9, 1902 4:30 p.m. —

 
 
The Gunfight on the Square Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2018
1. The Gunfight on the Square Marker
Inscription.  
Marshal Guy B. Tucker, Constable Harrison
Dearing, and other supporters, faced the four
Parnell Brothers, Jim, Mat, Tom, and Walter.

Killed Constable Harrison Dearing.
Killed Walter Parnell.
Killed Tom Parnell.
Wounded Dr. Robert A. Hilton.
Wounded Marshal Guy B. Tucker.
Wounded Mat Parnell.

The shootout began the Tucker/Parnell feud
which resulted in scores of Union County
deaths.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 33° 12.73′ N, 92° 39.769′ W. Marker is in El Dorado, Arkansas, in Union County. Marker is on North Jefferson Avenue north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 North Jefferson Avenue, El Dorado AR 71730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gunfight on El Dorado's Courthouse Square, Oct. 9, 1902 (here, next to this marker); For Service in Iraq and Afghanistan (within shouting distance of this marker); Union County Second Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Oil in Arkansas — The Wildcatters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oil in Arkansas — The Smackover Field
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(about 300 feet away); El Dorado Masonic Temple (about 300 feet away); First Union County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Oil in Arkansas — Chaos (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Dorado.
 
Also see . . .   Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture article on the Tucker-Parnell Feud. (Submitted on August 8, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
The Gunfight on the Square Marker and a second one next to it. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2018
2. The Gunfight on the Square Marker and a second one next to it.
Marker can just be seen at the alleyway entranceway. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2018
3. Marker can just be seen at the alleyway entranceway.
Most of the action occurred near the steps to courthouse. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2018
4. Most of the action occurred near the steps to courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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