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Prairie Grove in Washington County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battlefield Park

 
 
Battlefield Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
1. Battlefield Park Marker
Inscription. The original 10 acres of Battlefield Park were purchased in 1908 by the Prairie Grove chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and maintained by the U.D.C. for nearly 50 years as a memorial park. From 1886 to 1926 an annual reunion of Confederate veterans was held on this site. The State of Arkansas in 1957 created a Prairie Grove Battlefield Commission which added 55 acres to the Park area and developed the Park as a battle memorial. Members of the first Commission, appointed by Governor Orval E. Faubus, were Fred McCuistion, Mrs. J.C. Parks, Mrs. Lee Seamster, Glenn Will and W.J. Lemke.
 
Erected by State of Arkansas.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 35° 58.993′ N, 94° 18.605′ W. Marker is in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, in Washington County. Marker is on East Douglas Street (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located near the entrance to Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Prairie Grove AR 72753, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Wall (a few steps from this marker); Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron
Battlefield Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
2. Battlefield Park Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Major General Thomas C. Hindman (a few steps from this marker); Rhea's Mill (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Prairie Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Hindman Hall Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); March of the Armies (within shouting distance of this marker); Blunt's Attack (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie Grove.
 
Also see . . .  Prairie Grove Battlefield Park. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Memorials and Markers in the Original Park image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
3. Memorials and Markers in the Original Park
Memorial to the UDC Chapter Members image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
4. Memorial to the UDC Chapter Members
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 821 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 3, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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