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

Des Arc

 
 
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By Thomas Smith, April 26, 2021
1. Des Arc Marker
Inscription.  Native Americans lived in great numbers along the White River (Eau Blanche) when the first French traders ascended the river to the area later noted on early maps as McNulty's Bluff, Pigeon Roost Township, Pulaski County. Disease, insects, and dense growths of timber and cane prevented early settlement along the river. The founding of the settlement which evolved into the town of Des Arc originated with the partnership between James Erwin and William Scroggs for the purpose of building a trading post on the lower part of McNulty's Bluff in 1845, the same year that Prairie County was established from Pulaski County. James Erwin and George Watkins had Israll Moore survey the area for a town in 1848. Des Arc was incorporated in 1854.
 
Erected by Woodmen of the World, Lodge 415.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 34° 58.571′ N, 91° 29.563′ W. Marker is in Des Arc, Arkansas, in Prairie County. Marker is on South 4th Street just south of West Main Street, on the
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By Thomas Smith, April 26, 2021
2. Des Arc Marker
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right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 Main St, 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. Prairie County Court House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church Des Arc, Arkansas (approx. 0.3 miles away); DeValls Bluff: A Major Union Riverport (approx. 13.2 miles away); The Memphis and Little Rock Railroad (approx. 13.3 miles away); a different marker also named Memphis and Little Rock Railroad (approx. 13.3 miles away); Why DeValls Bluff (approx. 13.4 miles away); War on the White River (approx. 13.4 miles away); DeValls Bluff: A Key Union Base (approx. 13.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Des Arc.
 
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By Thomas Smith, April 26, 2021
3. Des Arc Marker
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By Thomas Smith, April 26, 2021
4. Des Arc Marker
 
 
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 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill.   3, 4. submitted on April 29, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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