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Near Osceola in Mississippi County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sans Souci

 
 
Sans Souci Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 2, 2021
1. Sans Souci Marker
Inscription.  The 10,000-acre Sans Souci plantation established in 1854 by John Harding McGavock, served as a Civil War hospital as the Union fleet docked across from the home. In addition to farming cotton, much acreage was devoted to hunting deer, bear, and other wild game. In French, "sans souci" means "without care" or "no worries."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 35° 39.308′ N, 89° 55.548′ W. Marker is near Osceola, Arkansas, in Mississippi County. Marker is on State Highway 198, on the left when traveling west. Located at the Sans Souci Landing park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Osceola AR 72370, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mark Twain's Plum Point Landing & Overlook (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Plum Run Bend (within shouting distance of this marker); Fighting Near Osceola (within shouting distance of this marker); Osceola Hornets (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi River Levee
Markers Sans Souci Landing image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 31, 2010
2. Markers Sans Souci Landing
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. 4 miles away); Planters Bank Building (approx. 4 miles away); Bank of Osceola (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Osceola.
 
Tow and Barges Pass Sans Souci Landing image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 31, 2010
3. Tow and Barges Pass Sans Souci Landing
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,749 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 2, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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