Yellville in Marion County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
First County Seat
Marion County, created in 1835, was first named Searcy County. In 1836 its name changed to Marion by the first state legislature. That same year Yellville was laid out as a town and made the permanent seat of county government. The county was named for General Francis Marion.
Erected by Arkansas Centennial Commission, Arkansas History Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
Location. 36° 13.523′ N, 92° 40.914′ W. Marker is in Yellville, Arkansas, in Marion County. Marker is on East Old Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in front of the old Marion County Courthouse building, near the main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 East Old Main Street, Yellville AR 72687, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Double Turbine Water Wheel (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Corporal Charles L. Gilliland (approx. ¼ mile away); Yellville In The Civil War / Troops Raised In Marion CountyRush (approx. 8.9 miles away); Company Store and Office (approx. 9 miles away); Break It, Remake It (approx. 9 miles away); Town Hub (approx. 9 miles away); Mining Turkey Fat and Rosin Jack (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellville.
Also see . . . Marion County, Arkansas.
Marion County, located in north-central Arkansas, is Arkansas's 35th county and its first following statehood in 1836. (Submitted on April 11, 2016, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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