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Springdale in Washington County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fitzgerald's Station

 
 
Fitzgerald's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 18, 2012
1. Fitzgerald's Station Marker
Inscription.  
Here on this, the Old Wire Road, was located Fitzgerald's Station on the Butterfield Overland mail route from St. Louis to San Francisco.

First trip 1858. Last 1861. Longest and best conducted mail route in the world. 2795 miles. Service twice weekly. Fare $200.00. Time 25 days. 140 stations for exchange of horses and passengers.
 
Erected 1958 by Springdale Chamber of Commerce.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail series list.
 
Location. 36° 12.333′ N, 94° 6.852′ W. Marker is in Springdale, Arkansas, in Washington County. Marker is on Old Wire Road (State Highway 265) south of Dodd Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the right just after the Old Missouri Road/Old Wire Road goes from four lanes to two. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2437 Old Wire Road, Springdale AR 72764, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles
Fitzgerald's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 18, 2012
2. Fitzgerald's Station Marker
Looking north on Old Wire Road.
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rev. James M. Ingram (approx. 1.8 miles away); Canning Factory (approx. 3˝ miles away); Old City Jail (approx. 3.7 miles away); Train Depot (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lowell Postal Service (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Bank of Lowell (approx. 3.7 miles away); Evaporator Near Railroad Track (approx. 3.7 miles away); Original Site of Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Site buildings
The barn discussed in the weblink article is indeed still standing, but appears to be on private property and was not accessible for photos during my visit. It appears to be a remarkable structure.
    — Submitted October 1, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.
 
Fitzgerald's Station image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 18, 2012
3. Fitzgerald's Station
Fitzgerald's Station entrance image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 18, 2012
4. Fitzgerald's Station entrance
Fitzgerald's Station National Register of Historic Places plaque image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 18, 2012
5. Fitzgerald's Station National Register of Historic Places plaque
located on the left pillar of the entrance gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 570 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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