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Arkadelphia in Clark County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Clark County First Manufactory in Arkansas

 
 
Clark County First Manufactory in Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2022
1. Clark County First Manufactory in Arkansas Marker
Inscription.  Indians in primeval times, DeSoto in 1541, and pioneers in the 1800s and Confederates during the Civil War obtained salt from the creek and old well here. John Hemphill in 1812 opened one of the first manufactories in Arkansas, a salt refinery.
 
Erected 1936 by 1836 Arkansas Centennial Comm., Arkansas History Comm. 1936. (Marker Number D-26.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Centennial Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1541.
 
Location. 34° 7.11′ N, 93° 3.066′ W. Marker is in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in Clark County. Marker is on Court Street south of Clay Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Clay St, Arkadelphia AR 71923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salt Kettle (here, next to this marker); Clark County Confederate Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Degray Dam Boulder (a few steps from this marker); Clark County
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Flanagin Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blakely Graveyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedmen's Bureau (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arkadelphia Courthouses (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arkadelphia.
 
More about this marker. It appears some wording was removed from this marker in the second sentence. Also the marker has not withstood weathering very well (on both sides).

One of 143 cast-iron markers placed across Arkansas in partnership with the Arkansas History Commission during the state's 1936 centennial.
 
Marker is shown next to a salt kettle used in production of salt. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2022
2. Marker is shown next to a salt kettle used in production of salt.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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