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

Chickasaw Crossing

River Mile 198

 
 
Chickasaw Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
1. Chickasaw Crossing Marker
Inscription. Chickasaws and Quapaws crossed the White River here to visit, long before the first settlers. First post office, named Chickasaw Crossing in Feb. 1848, was soon changed to Augusta. Steamboats docked here to deliver goods and left with cotton and timber. In 1864, Union forces aboard Gunboat No. 30 engaged the Confederates. In the 1890s, Emerson and John Conner ferried stock and swimmers across the river. This area, between Augusta Bend to the south and Eldridge Bend to the north, is the highest land on the east side of the river from Batesville to its mouth. From this prime site rose the City of Augusta.
 
Erected 1998 by the Augusta Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 35° 17.02′ N, 91° 22.043′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Arkansas, in Woodruff County. Marker is at the intersection of South 1st Street and East Locust Street, on the right when traveling south on South 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South 1st Street, Augusta AR 72006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Augusta (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodruff County Presbyterian Church (approx.
Chickasaw Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. Chickasaw Crossing Marker
mile away); Augusta Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); Woodruff County War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodruff County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Augusta Memorial Park (approx. half a mile away); "It Was a Hard Little Fight" (approx. 5.1 miles away); Action at Fitzhugh's Woods (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .  Article describing Chickasaw Crossing & Augusta. (Submitted on April 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Chickasaw Crossing marker at an August White River access point. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
3. Chickasaw Crossing marker at an August White River access point.
 
 
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 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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