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Van Buren in Crawford County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Courthouse

 
 
Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
1. Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  
The companies of soldiers that came out of Van Buren were formed at this historic landmark. It is also the site where some infantry and Calvary units camped and drilled. There were nine different companies that were formed in Crawford County. Relatives of the men who fought in the war have handed down most of the records containing the names of the soldiers. Some of the first companies formed were the Crawford Artillery, Crawford Guards, Captain Carroll's Calvary Company and Captain Parker's Calvary. The Frontier Guards from Van Buren took a steamboat to unite with the soldiers in the taking of Fort Smith.


The Civil War Comes Home

 
Erected by Van Buren Advertising & Promotion Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsLandmarksWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 26.055′ N, 94° 21.323′ W. Marker is in Van Buren, Arkansas, in Crawford County. Marker is on South 4th Street south of East Main
Courthouse & Marker (on left), along with Hebe Statue Fountain. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
2. Courthouse & Marker (on left), along with Hebe Statue Fountain.
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Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Main Street, Van Buren AR 72956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of Hebe Statue (here, next to this marker); Crawford County Vietnam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Three U.S. Deaths in WWI (within shouting distance of this marker); The Butterfield Stage Route (within shouting distance of this marker); Crawford County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert Pike School House (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Buren Raid (approx. Ό mile away); CSI: Van Buren (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Van Buren.
 
Also see . . .  The Courthouse & the Civil War. (Submitted on August 14, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Crawford County Courthouse & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
3. Crawford County Courthouse & Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Oct. 3, 2022