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Near Conway in Faulkner County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

450th Commemoration De Soto Expedition

1541 – 1991

 
 
450th Commemoration De Soto Expedition Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
1. 450th Commemoration De Soto Expedition Plaque
Inscription.  The Hernando De Soto expedition is believed to have passed near Cadron en route to points west. Some researchers think the expedition crossed the Arkansas River (River of Cayas) near what is now Dardanelle.
 
Erected 1991 by Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, Faulkner County Historical Society, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 35° 6.285′ N, 92° 32.63′ W. Marker is near Conway, Arkansas, in Faulkner County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 319, 1.6 miles west of Old Morrilton Highway (U.S. 64). Located just inside the Cadron Settlement Park entrance on the left side near the small rock building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Conway AR 72034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cadron Blockhouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lt. Joseph W. Harris, U.S.A. (about 400 feet away); "Trail of Tears" (about 400 feet away); Cherokee Memorial
Plaque mounted to rock at Cadron Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
2. Plaque mounted to rock at Cadron Park.
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(about 400 feet away); Cadron in the Civil War (about 500 feet away); Faulkner County in the Civil War (approx. 6.7 miles away); Conway County in the Civil War / Murder of John Clayton (approx. 7.6 miles away); Old Lewisburg (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conway.
 
Also see . . .  Cadron Settlement Park and De Soto. (Submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Hernando De Soto image. Click for full size.
By John Sartain & Lambert A. Wilmer (ca 1858)
3. Hernando De Soto
450th Commemoration De Soto Expedition Plaque (bottom right). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
4. 450th Commemoration De Soto Expedition Plaque (bottom right).
Cadron Settlement Park image. Click for full size.
By Streetview
5. Cadron Settlement Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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