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

The Post of Arkansas

 
 
The Post of Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
1. The Post of Arkansas Marker
Inscription. Here on the Grand Prairie you tread on soil laid down over the centuries as the mighty Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers brought down their precious cargoes of silt from the northern uplands.

The footprints of many were pressed into this earth - some merely passed this way - others stayed their paths crossed at the Post of Arkansas.

Indians, Europeans and Americans all walked here. Explorers and soldiers, priests and outlaws, traders and trappers - they came as wayfarers or as new colonists seeking new homes and lives.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of Interior.
 
Location. 34° 1.064′ N, 91° 20.805′ W. Marker is in Arkansas Post, Arkansas, in Arkansas County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Post Road and State Route 169, on the right when traveling south on Old Post Road. Touch for map. Located just northwest of the visitors center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1741 Old Post Road, Gillett AR 72055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The European Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone from Ruins of Old Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Post under Spain
View from marker towards National Park Service Visitors Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
2. View from marker towards National Park Service Visitors Center.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The French Period (about 300 feet away); Republican France (about 500 feet away); Edge of Empires (about 600 feet away); The Colbert Raid (about 600 feet away); The American Era (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arkansas Post.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNatural FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
The Post of Arkansas Marker looking west towards the 'Grand Prairie'. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
3. The Post of Arkansas Marker looking west towards the 'Grand Prairie'.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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