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Jacksonville in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)

Jacksonville, Arkansas

Jacksonville, Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 4, 2021
1. Jacksonville, Arkansas Marker
Inscription.  Coming of the railroad led to the naming of Jacksonville in 1870 for Nicholas W. "Nick" Jackson (1832 - 1916), a land owner and mule owner who donated the depot site to the Old Cairo & Fulton Railroad with the provision that the new station be named "Jacksonville." He was considered a wealthy man because of his mules and hired them out to construct the railroad. Most of the early residents of Jacksonville were immigrants from Eastern and Southern states or persons who left Little Rock area to escape the flooding Arkansas River.
Erected 1969 by Jacksonville Jaycees.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
Location. 34° 52.032′ N, 92° 6.795′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and Jones Street, on the left when traveling east on West Main Street. The marker stands near First United Methodist Church. Touch for map
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 324 W Main St, Jacksonville AR 72076, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Jacksonville School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tom Cory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Governor Homer M. Adkins (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); In Honor and Remembrance (approx. half a mile away); Memorial Honoring 53 (approx. half a mile away); Arkansas Ordnance Plant (AOP) (approx. half a mile away); Bayou Metre Hornets (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
More about this marker. Both sides of the marker are identical.
Jacksonville, Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith
2. Jacksonville, Arkansas Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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