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Arkadelphia in Clark County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Clark County

 
 
Clark County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
1. Clark County Marker
Inscription.  Clark County was created by the legislature of Missouri Territory on Dec. 15, 1818 and named for the territorial governor, William Clark. It comprised, roughly, all of the present Clark, Hot Spring, Garland, Pike and Dallas counties. Early county seats were at or near the homes of Jacob Barkman on the Caddo and Adam Stroud near Hollywood, and the town of Biscoeville. In 1830 the seat was established at Greenville, where it remained for twelve years. Was moved to Arkadelphia in 1842.
The county has an area of 878 square miles and population of 20,743.
 
Erected 1960 by Clark County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. A significant historical date for this entry is December 15, 1818.
 
Location.
Clark County Marker at the Clark County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
2. Clark County Marker at the Clark County Courthouse.
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34° 7.119′ N, 93° 3.077′ W. Marker is in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Clay Street and South 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on Clay Street. Located in front of the Clark County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Clay Street, Arkadelphia AR 71923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Degray Dam Boulder (here, next to this marker); Clark County Confederate Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Clark County First Manufactory in Arkansas (within shouting distance of this marker); Salt Kettle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blakely Graveyard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Manufacturing / The Military Road (approx. 4.4 miles away); Skirmish at Bozeman's House (approx. 5.8 miles away); Military Road / Settlement of Midway (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arkadelphia.
 
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Almost 60 years later, the population is about 2,000 more than when the marker was placed.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Clark County. (Submitted on August 9, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Oct. 6, 2022