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Near Mountain Home in Baxter County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)

Old Military Road

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By Jeff Lewis, 2009
1. Old Military Road Marker
Inscription.  About 1800 near this spot white man established the first trail from East to West across Baxter County. Later some of the Cherokee Indians were moved to Oklahoma using this route which was known as the Trail of Tears.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Trail of Tears series list.
Location. 36° 17.395′ N, 92° 19.575′ W. Marker is near Mountain Home, Arkansas, in Baxter County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 69 and County Route 55, on the right when traveling south on County Route 69. The marker is located approximately five (5) miles South of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Take State Highway 5 South to the intersection of Baxter CR 69. Turn right on Baxter CR 69. The marker is in the Hart Cemetery about 100 yards on the right after turning off State Highway 5. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mountain Home AR 72653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
More about this marker. The marker is located near the intersection of Baxter CR 55, which is known as the "Old Military Road", which runs E-W across a portion of central Baxter County.
Regarding Old Military Road. Baxter County did not exist during the date indicated on this marker. Baxter County was not created until March, 1873.
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Prior to that, the area was part of other counties, including Marion County.
Additional keywords. Hart Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2012, by Jeff Lewis of Gassville, Arkansas. This page has been viewed 1,318 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 31, 2012, by Jeff Lewis of Gassville, Arkansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 2, 2020