Marion in Crittenden County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
The Sultana Tragedy
Erected 2013 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, City of Marion, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 62.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 12.907′ N, 90° 11.897′ W. Marker is in Marion, Arkansas, in Crittenden County. Marker can be reached from Arkansas Route 77 north of East Military Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in the rear of the Marion City Hall parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 East Military Road, Marion AR 72364, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers The Loss of the Sultana (here, next to this marker); Military Road (here, next to this marker); Margaret E. Woolfolk Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion School Auditorium-Gynamnasium (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Soldier's Memorial (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Confederate Soldier's Memorial (about 400 feet away); Rhodes Storefronts (about 400 feet away); Crittenden County Health Department (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
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Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Sultana. “The enormous explosion of steam came from the top rear of the boilers and went upward at a 45-degree angle, tearing through the crowded decks above, and completely demolishing the pilothouse. Without a pilot to steer the boat, Sultana became a drifting, floating hulk. The terrific explosion flung some of the passengers on deck into the water and destroyed a large section of the boat. The twin smokestacks toppled over, one backwards into the blasted hole, and one forward onto the crowded forward section of the upper deck. The forward part of the upper decks collapsed into the (Submitted on April 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Disasters • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 171 times since then. This page was the Marker of the Week April 22, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.