Lowell in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Original Site of Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas
Mar. 20, 1839 Trail of Tears
Mar. 8, 1847 Robinson's Crossroads First Post Office
Feb. 5, 1858 Name changed to Bloomington
Sept. 18, 1858 Butterfield Stage Stop to 1861
Dec. 9, 1862 Civil War Skirmishes
Aug. 24, 1864 "Camp Mudtown"
Mar. 9, 1881 Moved near railroad after village destroyed by tornado
Known now as Lowell
Vera Lou Goree Fowler
Helen Nail Bolen
Erected by Lowell Sesquicentennial 1836-1986 Committee.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1781.
Location. 36° 15.471′ N, 94° 7.91′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 South Old Wire Road, Lowell AR 72745, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Butterfield Stagecoach Road (here, next to this marker); Service Station and Garage (a few steps from this marker); The Lowell Historical Museum (a few steps from this marker); City of Lowell (a few steps from this marker); Mudtown (within shouting distance of this marker); Evaporator Near School (within shouting distance of this marker); Old School on South Lincoln Street (within shouting distance of this marker); School House on McClure Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowell.
More about this marker. Marker was originally located near 36° 15.107′ N, 94° 7.017′ W., on South Old Wire Road north of Sarah Place / Sarah Avenue, on the left when traveling north. It was moved to the grounds of the Lowell Historical Museum when the road was widened.
1. Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas Marker
The marker is incorrect stating that the Butterfield Overland Stagecoach stopped at Mudtown. The stagecoach left Callahan's Station in today's Rogers, AR and didn't stop until it reached the Fitzgerald's Station (farmstead) near present day Springdale, AR.
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— Submitted September 1, 2010, by Glenn Jones of Lowell, Arkansas.
2. Location of Marker
The historical marker was moved to the property of Lowell Historical Museum at 304 Jackson Place, Lowell, AR. When Old Wire Road was widened in 2017, it was necessary to move the marker to a safe place and to a place that would historically appreciate and protect the marker. Visitors are welcome to visit the Lowell Historical Museum to view the marker and two other markers: The Butterfield Stagecoach Road and Mudtown.
— Submitted September 26, 2018, by Liz Estes of Lowell, Arkansas.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,697 times since then and 94 times this year. Last updated on July 28, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos: 1. submitted on May 31, 2023, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 4. submitted on May 31, 2023, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 5, 6. submitted on July 28, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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