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Wilton in Little River County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mills Family Story

 
 
Mills Family Story Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
1. Mills Family Story Marker
Inscription.  In the fall of 1851, three Mills brothers headed west, one by water, one by land and one to Texas. This brought Joel Mills wife, Kitura Burke Bird and family from Henderson Co., Tennessee to Sevier County, now known as Little River County. While operating Mills Ferry on the south bank of the Little River, he constructed a cypress log cabin on top of red hill. The log cabin was later disassembled and made into a corncrib. These cypress logs are from that corncrib and were reassembled into the log cabin you see before you. This original pioneer's son was S.S.P. Mills and grandson Joel Mills, who built the red brick store across the highway in 1912.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 33° 44.419′ N, 94° 8.876′ W. Marker is in Wilton, Arkansas, in Little River County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 59/71 and Texarkana Avenue, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 59/71. Mounted to the wall of the cabin. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilton AR 71865, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little River County (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named Little River County (approx. 4.8 miles away); Little River County War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Anderson Ferry (approx. 6.8 miles away); Original Site of Little River County Seat (approx. 6.8 miles away); Will Reed Farm Home (approx. 6.8 miles away); Confederate Camp at Richmond / Richmond Church and Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away); Sevier County in the Civil War (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
Mills Family Story Marker to right of doorway. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
2. Mills Family Story Marker to right of doorway.
View from cabin north towards Lockesburg. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
3. View from cabin north towards Lockesburg.
Cabin on left, red brick store on right. image. Click for full size.
© Google Streetview, January 2016
4. Cabin on left, red brick store on right.
Red brick store slowly being disassembled, brick by brick.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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