Helena in Phillips County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Helena, which lies at the southern tip of Crowley's Ridge, is one of the oldest towns in Arkansas. It was an important river town during the Civil War, and the deadly "Battle of Hell" was fought on July 4, 1863, when the Confederate forces attempted to take the town from Federal occupation. Their efforts failed miserably.
Helena, home to three separate historic districts, also lies at the intersection of two national scenic byways and is home to over 30 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Helena also home to one of the largest free Blues festivals in the world, The King Biscuit Blues Festival.
Location. 34° 31.728′ N, 90° 35.178′ W. Marker is in Helena, Arkansas, in Phillips County. Marker is on Cherry Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Helena AR 72342, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Phillips County, Arkansas (a few steps from this marker); West Helena, Arkansas (a few steps from this marker); Phillips County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I 1917-1918 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Right to Vote (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Comes to Arkansas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "We are all the same as dead men" (about 500 feet away); Fort Curtis (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Helena.
Categories. • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 23, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.