Springdale in Washington County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
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: Communications • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
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 Regular Baptist Church of Shilo (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Mill Road/Mill Street (approx. 1.6 miles away); Beely-Johnson American Legion Post 139 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Shiloh Memorial Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Holcomb's Spring in the Civil War (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rev. James M. Ingram (approx. 1.8 miles away); Canning Factory (approx. 3˝ miles away); First Free Will Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springdale.
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.
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 788 times since then and 58 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.