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Clarksville in Johnson County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Johnson County First Anthracite Coal

 
 
Johnson County First Anthracite Coal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
1. Johnson County First Anthracite Coal Marker
Inscription. The first anthracite coal was mined near here on the land of E.B. Alston by a Mr. Walker in 1840. Sample of coal were taken to Little Rock and examined by William E. Woodruff, who pronounced it superior to that found in Pennsylvania. Mr. Walker went east to get men who were skilled in mining. In 1841, $150,000 worth of coal was ready for shipment by boat.
 
Erected 1936 by Arkansas Centennial Comm., Arkansas History Comm. (Marker Number C-23.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Centennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 28.264′ N, 93° 27.903′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Arkansas, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 64) and South Fulton Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 West Main Street, Clarksville AR 72830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Clarksville in the Civil War / Depredations (here, next to this marker).
 
Categories. Natural ResourcesWaterways & Vessels
 
Johnson County Courthouse & marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
2. Johnson County Courthouse & marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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