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

Fitzgerald's Station

 
 
Fitzgerald's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 18, 2012
1. Fitzgerald's Station Marker
Inscription.
Here on this, the Old Wire Road, was located Fitzgerald's Station on the Butterfield Overland mail route from St. Louis to San Francisco.

First trip 1858. Last 1861. Longest and best conducted mail route in the world. 2795 miles. Service twice weekly. Fare $200.00. Time 25 days. 140 stations for exchange of horses and passengers.
 
Erected 1958 by Springdale Chamber of Commerce.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail marker series.
 
Location. 36° 12.333′ N, 94° 6.852′ W. Marker is in Springdale, Arkansas, in Washington County. Marker is on Old Wire Road (State Highway 265) south of Dodd Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the right just after the Old Missouri Road/Old Wire Road goes from four lanes to two. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2437 Old Wire Road, Springdale AR 72764, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rev. James M. Ingram (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Butterfield Stagecoach Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); Original Site of Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas (approx.
Fitzgerald's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 18, 2012
2. Fitzgerald's Station Marker
Looking north on Old Wire Road.
3.2 miles away); Canning Factory (approx. 3 miles away); Old City Jail (approx. 3.7 miles away); Train Depot (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lowell Postal Service (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Bank of Lowell (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fitzgerald's Station history. (Submitted on October 1, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Site buildings
The barn discussed in the weblink article is indeed still standing, but appears to be on private property and was not accessible for photos during my visit. It appears to be a remarkable structure.
    — Submitted October 1, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.

 
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Fitzgerald's Station image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 18, 2012
3. Fitzgerald's Station
Fitzgerald's Station entrance image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 18, 2012
4. Fitzgerald's Station entrance
Fitzgerald's Station National Register of Historic Places plaque image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 18, 2012
5. Fitzgerald's Station National Register of Historic Places plaque
located on the left pillar of the entrance gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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