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Crocketts Bluff in Arkansas County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)

Crocketts Bluff

Crocketts Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Glenn Mosenthin, circa Dec. 2020
1. Crocketts Bluff Marker
Inscription.  Named for resident William Finley Crockett, son of frontiersman Davy Crockett, this community was once a flourishing river port during the second half of the 19th century and into the early years of the 20th century. Steamboats loaded with cotton, furs, grain and timber moved up and down the White River, and the area teemed with farmers, loggers, shellers, pearlers and fishermen. Several local stores thrived as well by selling groceries, hardware and dry goods. In the early 1900s, Henry Prange successfully cultivated rice on his property which became the area's main industry. Crocketts Bluff is now known as a sportsman's paradise with numerous hunting and fishing opportunities.
Erected 2020 by Grand Prairie Historical Society; Crocketts Bluff Community. (Marker Number 16.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 34° 26.534′ N, 91° 13.196′ W. Marker is in Crocketts Bluff, Arkansas, in Arkansas County
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. Marker is on Arkansas Route 153, on the right when traveling north. Near Schwab's Store and Crocketts Bluff Community Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crocketts Bluff AR 72038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Alf Johnson's Spy Company (approx. 4 miles away); Immanuel High School (approx. 6˝ miles away); J. Deane & Sons Hardware Store (approx. 6.7 miles away); St. Charles Battle Monument (approx. 6.7 miles away); Engagement at St. Charles (approx. 7 miles away); Louisiana Territory: 1682-1800 (approx. 16.9 miles away); The Swamp (approx. 16.9 miles away); The Purchase: 1801-1803 (approx. 16.9 miles away).
More about this marker. Replaces original 1965 marker which contained incorrect information on the town's founder.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Older marker that this one replaces.
Crocketts Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Glenn Mosenthin, December 18, 2020
2. Crocketts Bluff Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2022, by Glenn Mosenthin of Searcy, Arkansas. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2022, by Glenn Mosenthin of Searcy, Arkansas. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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