Eureka Springs in Carroll County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Civil War Healing
The Eureka Springs area's reputation as a health resort has its origins in the Civil War. Late 19th-century accounts claim Dr. Alvah Jackson treated sick and wounded soldiers during the war. In early 1865, Maj. J. W. Cooper, who led Confederate troops in the Indian Territory, came to Carroll Co. with four comrades seeking Jackson's aid to recover form the effects of hard service. They holed up in the "rock house" near the area's abundant springs and recuperated. Cooper and his companions returned for a reunion with Jackson at the springs in 1880.
Erected 2011 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Carroll County Historical and Genealogical Society, Arkansas Humanities Council, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 18.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 36° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 South Main Street, Eureka Springs AR 72632, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chandler Mall Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); "Mud" Street and "Underground Eureka" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Civic Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Western District Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Basin Bath House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Basin Park Sycamore (about 300 feet away); Spanish-American and World War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka Springs.
Also see . . . Eureka Springs: Legendary City of Healing. Eureka Vacation webpage entry (Submitted on April 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 689 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.