New Edinburg Commercial Historic District
Settlement in this area began in the mid-1830s, when John Harvie Marks II purchased over 5000 acres of land. William Walker then built one of the first public buildings, the Free House Church, in 1838. Cleveland County's oldest Masonic lodge, Huey Lodge No. 78, opened its doors in 1854 and remains an active chapter. The town of New Edinburg drew attention during the Civil War when the Battle of Marks' Mills occurred nearby in 1864. In 1882 New Edinburg became
Erected 2020 by Re-New-Ing Edinburg. (Marker Number 12.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 4, 2001.
Location. 33° 45.497′ N, 92° 14.402′ W. Marker is in New Edinburg, Arkansas, in Cleveland County. Marker is on Arkansas Route 8 north of Banks Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6460 AR-8, New Edinburg AR 71660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Marks' Mill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Witnesses to War (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Union Wagon Train Leaves Camden (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Battle at Marks' Mill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Battle of Marks' Mills / Marks Family Experience (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Battle Had Begun! (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cleveland County Battle of Mark's Mill (approx. 2 miles away); Shelby's Approach (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Edinburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.