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Near Kelso in Desha County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Town of Napoleon

 
 
Old Town of Napoleon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
1. Old Town of Napoleon Marker
Inscription. This important river port, county seat of Desha County from 1838 to 1874, was located 24 miles east at the junction of the Arkansas River with the Mississippi. The town was finally abandoned after most of it washed into the Mississippi River.
 
Erected 1959 by Desha County and Arkansas History Commission.
 
Location. 33° 47.709′ N, 91° 16.303′ W. Marker is near Kelso, Arkansas, in Desha County. Marker is on Arkansas Route 1 0.1 miles south of Arkansas Route 138. Touch for map. Located near the Kelso-Rohwer Fire Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2652 AR-1, Watson AR 71674, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at Amos Bayou (approx. 0.9 miles away); Desha County Seat (approx. 7 miles away); Arkansas Indians (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the ghost town of Napoleon. (Submitted on August 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Marker near Kelso-Ruhwer Fire Station. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
2. Marker near Kelso-Ruhwer Fire Station.
View north from marker towards Arkansas Highway 1. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
3. View north from marker towards Arkansas Highway 1.
 
 
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 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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