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Eureka Springs in Carroll County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Civil War Healing

 
 
Civil War Healing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2012
1. Civil War Healing Marker
Inscription.

The Eureka Springs area's reputation as a health resort has its origins in the Civil War. Late 19th-century accounts claim Dr. Alvah Jackson treated sick and wounded soldiers during the war. In early 1865, Maj. J. W. Cooper, who led Confederate troops in the Indian Territory, came to Carroll Co. with four comrades seeking Jackson's aid to recover form the effects of hard service. They holed up in the "rock house" near the area's abundant springs and recuperated. Cooper and his companions returned for a reunion with Jackson at the springs in 1880.
 
Erected 2011 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Carroll County Historical and Genealogical Society, Arkansas Humanities Council, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 36° 24.08′ N, 93° 44.295′ W. Marker is in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in Carroll County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 23) south of Spring Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 South Main Street, Eureka Springs AR 72632, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Civil War Healing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2012
2. Civil War Healing Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chandler Mall Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); "Mud" Street and "Underground Eureka" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Civic Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Western District Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Basin Bath House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Basin Park Sycamore (about 300 feet away); Spanish-American and World War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Marker List. (Submitted on October 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Eureka Springs Preservation Society, Inc. (Submitted on October 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 496 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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