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North Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Huntersville

 
 
Huntersville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. Huntersville Marker
Inscription. Arkansas's sole Civil War rail line, the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad, ran from DeValls Bluff to what is now North Little Rock. After U.S. troops occupied the capital in 1863, the Union army built warehouses, shops, and other railroad facilities on the north side of the Arkansas River. The area became known as Huntersville, possibly for Union railroad superintendent William Hunter. The Memphis and Little Rock Railroad took possession of the site in 1865 and three rail lines terminated there. The remnants of Huntersville burned in a May 1872 fire.
 
Erected 2012 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, North Little Rock History Commission, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 35.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 45.17′ N, 92° 16.17′ W. Marker is in North Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker can be reached from Riverfront Drive east of Riverfront Place when traveling south. Touch for map. Located along the Arkansas River Trail, just west of the Main Street Bridge. Marker is
View of marker looking west on the Arkansas River & the Broadway Bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. View of marker looking west on the Arkansas River & the Broadway Bridge.
at or near this postal address: 120 Riverfront Drive, North Little Rock AR 72114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.S.S. Pontchartrain (within shouting distance of this marker); River Traffic (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Little Rock Campaign - Riverfront Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Point of Rocks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Arkansas in the Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away); It is River City (approx. 0.3 miles away); Settlements (approx. 0.3 miles away); Casimir Pulaski (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
View towards Little Rock and the Main Street Bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
3. View towards Little Rock and the Main Street Bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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