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

Augusta Memorial Park

Established about 1850

 
 
Augusta Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
1. Augusta Memorial Park Marker
Inscription. Much of the history of Augusta lies beneath these grounds. It was the burial ground for the Chickasaws before the first settlers. The earliest extant gravestone is Penelopy Simmons, who operated a hotel in Augusta and died in 1852. First known as Crescent Hill, it was renamed Augusta Memorial Park in 1930. In 1867, Thomas Hough sold five acres to the City of Augusta, W.E. Ferguson sold 4.75 acres in 1905; six acres in 1924 and his heirs 4.3 acres in 1969.
 
Erected 1998 by the Augusta Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 35° 17.373′ N, 91° 21.741′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Arkansas, in Woodruff County. Marker is at the intersection of North 5th Street (Business Highway 64) and Magnolia Street, on the right when traveling north on North 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North 5th Street, Augusta AR 72006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodruff County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodruff County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Augusta Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); Woodruff County Presbyterian Church
Augusta Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. Augusta Memorial Park Marker
(approx. mile away); Chickasaw Crossing (approx. half a mile away); City of Augusta (approx. half a mile away); "It Was a Hard Little Fight" (approx. 4.6 miles away); Action at Fitzhugh's Woods (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
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Augusta Memorial Park & marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
3. Augusta Memorial Park & marker.
Augusta Memorial Park NRHP plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
4. Augusta Memorial Park NRHP plaque.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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