Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Watson in Desha County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Desha County Seat

 

1874 - 1880

 
Desha County Seat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
1. Desha County Seat Marker
Inscription. Watson became the county seat of Desha County after Napoleon was abandoned to the Mississippi River. Lewis W. Watson donated the land and built the courthouse near this site. The county seat was moved to Arkansas City in 1880. Watson remained the site of the courts of the Watson District until moved to Dumas in 1891.
 
Erected 1976 by Desha County Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 53.713′ N, 91° 15.404′ W. Marker is in Watson, Arkansas, in Desha County. Marker is at the intersection of Arkansas Route 1 and Front Street, on the right when traveling east on State Route 1. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Watson AR 71674, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Town of Napoleon (approx. 7 miles away); Skirmish at Amos Bayou (approx. 7.8 miles away); American Townsite (approx. 9.7 miles away); First Post of Arkansas (approx. 9.7 miles away); The Arkansas Posts (approx. 9.8 miles away); The Colbert Raid (approx. 9.8 miles away); Edge of Empires (approx. 9.8 miles away); The American Era (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture article on history of courthouse.
View from marker northeast on Front Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
2. View from marker northeast on Front Street.
(Submitted on August 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable PlacesPolitical SubdivisionsWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Paid Advertisement