Rush in Marion County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Buffalo National River
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Across Rush Creek, in front of you, are the remains of houses and shops once owned by the Morning Star. Many families lived there over the years, some until the late 1960s. The building nearest you was the Taylor-Medley Store-started by Bill Taylor and last operated by Lee Medley. Medley lived in the house just to the right of the store.
During the mining boom you'd probably buy groceries here (or at one of several Rush stores). You'd mail letters, buy stamps, and collect your mail here. Sitting on the store's front porch you could visit with your neighbors and catch up on the latest news. You could get married here, because the store owner was also shopkeeper, postmaster, and justice of the peace, all in one. The Taylor-Medley Store was the town's last hub. It was a place of business. It was a place for people. It was the last ember of a community when the store finally closed in 1956.
The store's last owner, Lee Medley, sits in front of the store's post office section, where 14 mail boxes were available for rent.
[Bill Taylor] married us right
Wane Laffoon, Rush resident
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
Location. 36° 7.9′ N, 92° 34.183′ W. Marker is in Rush, Arkansas, in Marion County. Marker is on County Road 6035, 0.2 miles east of County Highway 637, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flippin AR 72634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Company Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Company Store and Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Break It, Remake It (within shouting distance of this marker); Silver-lined Dreams (within shouting distance of this marker); Four-footed Link (within shouting distance of this marker); Mining Turkey Fat and Rosin Jack (within shouting distance 200 Tons A Day (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rush, The Town That Zinc Built (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rush.
Also see . . . Rush (Ghost Town). (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.