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Helena in Phillips County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Helena, Arkansas

 
 
Helena Marker in new location at Arkansas Visitors Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
1. Helena Marker in new location at Arkansas Visitors Center.
Inscription. At this site on the southern tip of Crowley’s Ridge, Indians of the Hopewell Culture lived about 500 B.C. Evidences of their settlements still remain in mounds nearby. In 1541 when Hernando De Soto crossed the river near here, he found the Casqui and Pacaha Indians and held the first Christian service west of the Mississippi River. In 1673 Marquette and Joliet visited here during their exploration. The city was laid out in 1820 and incorporated in 1856. On July 4, 1863, in the Battle of Helena Union forces repulsed a Confederate attempt to retake the city. Seven Confederate generals came from Phillips County.
 
Erected 1965 by Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Centennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 30.215′ N, 90° 36.301′ W. Marker is in Helena, Arkansas, in Phillips County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Drive (Business U.S. 49) and Business U.S. 49, on the right when traveling west on Martin Luther King Jr Drive. Touch for map. Marker has been moved, across the street, to the grounds of new State of Arkansas Welcome Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1007 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Helena AR 72342, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Helena, Arkansas Marker in former location. image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
2. Helena, Arkansas Marker in former location.
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seizing Freedom (approx. 0.9 miles away); Helena's Contraband Camps (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Hard Road to Equal Rights (approx. 0.9 miles away); Freedom in Helena! (approx. 0.9 miles away); Becoming Soldiers (approx. 0.9 miles away); Holding the Little Rock Road (approx. one mile away); African American Troops Held This Ground (approx. one mile away); General J.F. Fagan's Attack (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Helena.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker now located at the new Arkansas Welcome Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
3. Marker now located at the new Arkansas Welcome Center.
Former location of the Helena, Arkansas Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
4. Former location of the Helena, Arkansas Marker.
Helena, Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
5. Helena, Arkansas Marker
Crossroads of the Past All displays can be seen at the Train Depot part of the Delta Cultural Center Museum in Helena, AR.
Helena, Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
6. Helena, Arkansas Marker
Evidence of early American Indians in Helena.
Confederate Generals from Phillips Co. Arkansas image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
7. Confederate Generals from Phillips Co. Arkansas
Thomas Hindman, Charles Adams, Daniel Govan, Archibald Dobbins, James Tappan, Lucius Polk and Patrick Cleburne
Brigadier General Daniel Govan image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
8. Brigadier General Daniel Govan
Brigadier General Charles Adams image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
9. Brigadier General Charles Adams
Brigadier General Archibald Dobbins image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
10. Brigadier General Archibald Dobbins
Brigadier General Lucius Polk image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
11. Brigadier General Lucius Polk
Brigadier General James Tappan and Major General Patrick Cleburne image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
12. Brigadier General James Tappan and Major General Patrick Cleburne
Major General Thomas Hindman image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
13. Major General Thomas Hindman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 954 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2. submitted on January 23, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3. submitted on August 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on January 23, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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