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Near Marshall in Searcy County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

South Mountain Scenic Overlook

Elevation 1386'

 
 
South Mountain Scenic Overlook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
1. South Mountain Scenic Overlook Marker
Inscription.  "American Indians inhabited these Ozark hills for thousands of years until the turmoil of European exploration and long periods of drought caused their movement out of the highlands at the same time that European trappers, hunters, and explorers began moving in. This hunting ground of the Osage Indians was acquired by the United States from France in 1803 in the Louisiana Purchase. The Osage sold their land to the U.S. in 1808. This area became a Cherokee Indian Reservation from 1817 till 1828. Shortly thereafter American settlers came and many of their descendants are here today. The town of Marshall below, previously named Burrowville, was founded in 1857. The American Civil War divided the people of this area from 1861-1865 and several minor battles took place here. Post-Civil War this area prospered in mining, timber, and cattle and was once known as the “Strawberry Capital of the World." Today tourism is a vital part of the economy and Searcy County is home to America's 1st National River, the Buffalo National River!" (University of Arkansas and The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture)

www.SearcyCountyArkansas.com
View from marker towards the Boston Mountains. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
2. View from marker towards the Boston Mountains.

 
Erected by Searcy County.
 
Location. 35° 53.701′ N, 92° 36.905′ W. Marker is near Marshall, Arkansas, in Searcy County. Marker is on U.S. 65 north of County Road 415. Located at a Scenic Overlook. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marshall AR 72650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Devils Backbone Road Cut-Geology / Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); Arkansas Peace Society / Federal Raids on Burrowville (approx. 1.4 miles away); Searcy County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Skirmish at Tomahawk (approx. 14 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Closeup of marker map. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
3. Closeup of marker map.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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