Perryville in Perry County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
City of Perryville
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 35° 0.225′ N, 92° 48.15′ W. Marker is in Perryville, Arkansas, in Perry County. Marker is on South Pine Street south of A Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is mounted in the front yard of the house at this address. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 South Pine Street, Perryville AR 72126, 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. Perry County Court House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Perry County in the Civil War (about 500 feet away); The Legend of Petit Jean (approx. 8.8 miles away); Arkansas River of Yesterday (approx. 8.8 miles away); Petit Jean Mountain and the Trail of Tears (approx. 8.8 miles away); Stout's Point: Your Legacy (approx. 8.8 miles away); Stout's Point: 1920s & 1930s (approx. 8.9 miles away); Old Lewisburg (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
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1. Early Perryville Settlers. The earliest recorded settlers near the area were the Prices in 1808. John Price, of that family, settled on land later known as Old Perryville in the 1830s. At the outset, John L. Houston’s home doubled as a temporary justice building and mail delivery station. In 1847, John L. Houston had a ferry making runs across the Fourche. (Submitted on September 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Perryville, Arkansas (Wikipedia). John Rison and his new wife, Harriet, moved to Perryville in 1844 and started the community's first church, a Methodist congregation. Their log home became a community gathering place and is now the oldest building (Submitted on September 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.