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

Bayou Meto Historic Site

 
 
Bayou Meto Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
1. Bayou Meto Historic Site Marker
Inscription. In 1845 the Russell Beall family donated land for Bayou Meto Cemetery. Soon afterward a two story log building was erected in a grove of oaks. Known as Bayou Meto Chapel. the structure served as church, public school and meeting place for Jacinto Masonic Lodge which was chartered in 1868.
This white oak tree was estimated by the Arkansas Forestry Commission in 1975 to be between 240 and 255 years old.
 
Erected 1976 by Jacksonville Bicentennial Commission - Heritage Committee.
 
Location. 34° 52.835′ N, 92° 6.54′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of North First Street and Gregory Place on North First Street. Touch for map. Located in the Bayou Meto Cemetery parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1588 North First Street, Jacksonville AR 72076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bayou Metre Hornets (a few steps from this marker); The Memphis to Little Rock Railroad (approx. 2 miles away); Memphis Military Road (approx. 2 miles away); The Trail of Tears through Jacksonville (approx.
Bayou Meto Historic Site Marker on left at Bayou Meto Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. Bayou Meto Historic Site Marker on left at Bayou Meto Cemetery.
2 miles away); Shared Gray Jacob Gray (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Reed's Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); They Passed This Way (approx. 2 miles away); The Brigade Moved Forward (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
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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 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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