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

One Old Rock

La Petite Roche Historical Walk

 
 
One Old Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. One Old Rock Marker
Inscription. La Petite Roche ("the Little Rock") refers to the rock outcropping on the Arkansas River used as a navigation point during the early exploration of what would become the state of Arkansas. Sometimes called the Point of Rocks, it is the first rock on the Arkansas River as one ascends from the Mississippi. This is where the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains first touch the river, creating a natural plateau above the flood plain. The rock is sandstone, a sedimentary rock consisting of compacted particles originally deposited in a deep marine environment more than 300 million years ago, and is a part of what geologists call the Jackfork Formation. The Little Rock is the unique place where three of the state's natural divisions adjoin: the Ouachita Mountains, the coastal plain and the Mississippi alluvial plain or Delta. The junction of natural divisions here at the rock brings a diversity of plant and animal life to the area.
 
Location. 34° 44.937′ N, 92° 15.991′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker can be reached from President Clinton Avenue. Touch for map. Located along the Arkansas Riverfront Trail in Riverfront Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock AR 72201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
One Old Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. One Old Rock Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Piece of the Rock, a Piece of History (a few steps from this marker); The Big Rock and the Little Rock (a few steps from this marker); The "Little Rock" (a few steps from this marker); Smaller Rock, Big Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Witness to Removal (a few steps from this marker); It is River City (within shouting distance of this marker); Arkansas in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); The Point of Rocks (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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