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Clarendon in Monroe County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Clarendon

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2015
1. Clarendon Marker
Inscription.  Known as "Mouth of Cache" 1799-1837, Clarendon by 1828 had a post office and ferry and was the crossing for the Memphis to Little Rock Military Road. The town became Monroe County seat in 1857 and was incorporated two years later. Destroyed by Union forces in 1864, Clarendon revived to become the site of early factories producing oars, staves and pearl buttons. The town again revived after being engulfed by the 1927 Flood. Simon P. Hughes, Governor of Arkansas 1885-1889 lived here.
 
Erected by Clarendon Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 41.621′ N, 91° 17.288′ W. Marker is in Clarendon, Arkansas, in Monroe County. Marker is on U.S. 79 0.3 miles west of State Highway 86, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarendon AR 72029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clarendon in the Civil War (approx. 1.4 miles away); Monroe County First Court House
Clarendon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2015
2. Clarendon Marker
(north of U.S. HWY 79 on approach to Clarendon from the east)
(approx. 1˝ miles away); DeValls Bluff: A Major Union Riverport (approx. 11˝ miles away); DeValls Bluff in the Civil War (approx. 11˝ miles away); DeValls Bluff Under Fire (approx. 11˝ miles away); Why DeValls Bluff (approx. 11˝ miles away); Common Ground for Many Soldiers (approx. 11˝ miles away); War on the White River (approx. 11.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarendon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Clarendon History. The area was settled around 1799 by French hunters and trappers who had established cabins at the mouth of Cache River before the Louisiana Purchase. (Submitted on August 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Clarendon, Arkansas (Wikipedia). In 1864, the city was burned to the ground by Union forces in retaliation for the sinking of the tinclad Union gunboat USS Queen City by forces under the command of Confederate Brigadier General Joseph O. Shelby. (Submitted on August 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Clarendon Flood, April 20, 1927. Because of the town's location near the White and Cache rivers, floods had
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been a continual threat to the town's residents. On April 20, 1927, the threat became reality. After months of heavy rains, the levee along the White River broke and, within 10 minutes, the entire town was flooded, as it would remain for several weeks. The town was virtually destroyed. (Submitted on August 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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