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

Lt. Joseph W. Harris, U.S.A.

 
 
Lt. Joseph W. Harris, U.S.A. Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
1. Lt. Joseph W. Harris, U.S.A. Plaque
Inscription.  Joseph W. Harris of New Hampshire, received appointment to the Military Academy at West Point at the age of 17 and graduated in 1825. He was assigned to accompany a group of 750 Cherokees aboard the steamboat Yeatman. They were forced to land at Cadron, April 8, 1834, because of low water.

The Indians were stricken with cholera. Lt. Harris also became ill. He retired from the Army because of his poor health and died May 18, 1837, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at age 32.
 
Erected 1989 by Conway Chamber of Commerce, Faulkner County Historical Society in cooperation with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is April 8, 1834.
 
Location. 35° 6.235′ N, 92° 32.694′ W. Marker is in Conway, Arkansas, in Faulkner County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 319, 0.1 miles west of Cadron Settlement Lane. Located inside Cadron Settlement Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6200 Hwy 319 West, Conway AR 72034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherokee Memorial (here, next to this marker); "Trail of Tears" (here, next to this marker); Cadron Blockhouse (here, next to this marker); Cadron in the Civil War (a few steps from this marker); 450th Commemoration De Soto Expedition (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Faulkner County (approx. 5.9 miles away); Conway Confederate Monument (approx. 5.9 miles away); Faulkner County Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conway.
 
Lt. Joseph W. Harris, U.S.A. Marker on left inside Cadron Settlement Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
2. Lt. Joseph W. Harris, U.S.A. Marker on left inside Cadron Settlement Park.
Cadron Settlement Park entrance. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Google Map Streetview ©
3. Cadron Settlement Park entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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