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Wynne in Cross County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cross County

County Seat

 
 
Cross County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 16, 2020
1. Cross County Marker
Inscription.  The county was named for Col. David C. Cross. First seat of justice, Cleburne 1865. Moved to Wittsburg 1865 where it remained until 1884 when it was removed to Vanndale and later in 1903 the county seat was established at Wynne, where it has since remained.
 
Erected 1936 by Arkansas Centennial Commission; Arkansas History Commission. (Marker Number H 13.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 35° 13.398′ N, 90° 47.225′ W. Marker is in Wynne, Arkansas, in Cross County. Marker is at the intersection of South Falls Boulevard (State Highway 1) and East Union Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Falls Boulevard. Located on the grounds of the Cross County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wynne AR 72396, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wittsburg in the Civil War (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Trail of Tears along the Memphis to Little Rock Road (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Marker and Pedestal image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 16, 2020
2. Marker and Pedestal
The pedestal incorporates a keystone inscribed, "1938 Dedicated to David C. Cross founder of Cross County."
Cross County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 16, 2020
3. Cross County Marker
Cross County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 16, 2020
4. Cross County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2020, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2020, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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