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Des Arc in Prairie County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Prairie County Court House

 
 
Prairie County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Smith, April 23, 2021
1. Prairie County Court House Marker
Inscription.  The first court house in Prairie County erected in 1846, was located in the town of Brownsville, where it remained until 1873, when it was removed to Devalls Bluff, in 1875 the seat of justice was moved to Des Arc, where it has since remained.
 
Erected 1936 by 1836 Arkansas Centennial Commission; Arkansas History Commission. (Marker Number G 16.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 34° 58.651′ N, 91° 29.663′ W. Marker is in Des Arc, Arkansas, in Prairie County. Marker is on West Courthouse Square just west of North 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Courthouse Square, Des Arc AR 72040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Des Arc (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church Des Arc, Arkansas (approx. 0.2 miles away); DeValls Bluff: A Major Union Riverport (approx. 13.3 miles away); The Memphis and Little Rock Railroad
Prairie County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Smith, April 23, 2021
2. Prairie County Court House Marker
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(approx. 13.4 miles away); a different marker also named Memphis and Little Rock Railroad (approx. 13.4 miles away); Why DeValls Bluff (approx. 13˝ miles away); War on the White River (approx. 13˝ miles away); DeValls Bluff: A Key Union Base (approx. 13˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Des Arc.
 
National Register of Historic Places plaque for the building image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Smith, April 23, 2021
3. National Register of Historic Places plaque for the building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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