Holly Grove in Monroe County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Beginning Point of the Louisiana Purchase Survey
This stone marks the base established Nov. 10, 1815 from which the lands of the Louisiana Purchase were surveyed by the United States Engineers. The first survey from this point was made to satisfy the claims of the soldiers of the War of 1812 with land bounties.
Erected 1926 by Arkansas Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 34° 38.838′ N, 91° 3.252′ W. Marker is in Holly Grove, Arkansas, in Monroe County. Marker is on Baseline Road (State Highway 362). Touch for map. At end of Baseline Road,a walk of 450 feet down boardwalk into the swamp,at Louisiana Purchase State Park. Located at the junction of Lee, Monroe and Phillips Counties. Marker is in this post office area: Holly Grove AR 72069, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moro in the Civil War / Prelude to Helena (approx. 10.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Are you interested in the history of the Louisiana Purchase. (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 6,858 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on March 18, 2011. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.