“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Searcy in White County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)

A Walk Through History

Our History...Our Heritage

A Walk Through History Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, May 26, 2021
1. A Walk Through History Marker

Named for Richard Searcy, an early Arkansas territory settler, the city of Searcy was established by the Arkansas State legislature to serve as the county seat in 1837. Early resident and surveyor Israel Moore named the original streets of Searcy after those of Old Philadelphia; these included Race, Arch, Vine, Market, Spring, Cherry, Locust, Pine and Spruce. He replaced the famous Chestnut Street with current day Main Street which he felt more befitting to a frontier town. It is along these very streets you can enjoy an interactive tour of many of Searcy's oldest historical homes and businesses. Sites along this historical trail include the Georgian-style White County courthouse completed in 1871, the Hicks-Dugan-Deener house built in 1855, the Lattimer house built in 1895, the site of Galloway College founded in 1889 and the location of Harding University since 1934 and Yarnell's Ice Cream Company and the Rialto Theater both built in 1923. To learn more of the history of Searcy and take part in this interactive tour simply scan the quick response code and begin your Walk Through History.

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Searcy Parks & Recreation by the EAST program at Searcy High School with funding provided by EAST Beyond the Bell Grant made possible by the Arkansas Department of Education and the EAST Initiative with additional funding provided by BHP. (Marker Number 8.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
Location. 35° 14.78′ N, 91° 44.233′ W. Marker is in Searcy, Arkansas, in White County. Marker is at the intersection of East Woodruff Avenue and Spring Street, on the right when traveling south on East Woodruff Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Searcy AR 72143, 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. White County Confederate Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); White County Court House (approx. ¼ mile away); In Loving Memory of those from White County (approx. 0.3 miles away); White County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); White County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Black House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae (approx. 0.6 miles away); Spanish Land Grant to John Fayac (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Searcy.
A Walk Through History Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, May 26, 2021
2. A Walk Through History Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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