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Little River County Arkansas Historical Markers

 
Anderson Ferry Marker looking west on County Road 133. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
Anderson Ferry Marker looking west on County Road 133.
Arkansas (Little River County), Alleene — Anderson Ferry
Anderson Ferry, on Little River 2 miles north of this point, was in operation during the early 1800's. It served the pioneers traveling to southwest Arkansas and Texas on the Old Southwest Trail. Anderson Ferry provided a passage from Old Paraclifta . . . — Map (db m121276) HM
Arkansas (Little River County), Alleene — Original Site of Little River County Seat
Little River County was formed 1867 out of lands taken from Hempstead and Sevier Counties by Act 104 of the Arkansas Legislature approved March 7, 1867. The Act fixed the temporary county seat at the home of William M. Freeman, which was ½ mile . . . — Map (db m121273) HM
Arkansas (Little River County), Ashdown — B-7 — Little River CountyCounty Seat
Rocky Comfort, made the County Seat of Little River County in 1868, continued as such until 1880, when it was moved to Richmond and from there the Seat of Justice was moved to Ashdown. — Map (db m121243) HM
Arkansas (Little River County), Ashdown — B-27 — Little River CountyHome of Governor Jeff Davis
Birthplace of the twentieth Governor of Arkansas, one of the state's most colorful personalities. — Map (db m121244) HM
Arkansas (Little River County), Foreman — First Permanent Site of Little River County Seat
The Arkansas Constitutional Convention of 1868 located the permanent county seat at Rocky Comfort, where it remained until 1880. The first term of court was held there August 4, 1868. A frame court house was erected with offices on the first floor . . . — Map (db m121277) HM
Arkansas (Little River County), Richmond — 42 — Confederate Camp at Richmond / Richmond Church and Cemetery
Confederate Camp at Richmond On Aug. 28, 1864, Confederate Gen. Sterling Price led an army from Camden on a raid that took them through Missouri, Kansas and the Indian Territory before they returned to Arkansas at Laynesport in Little . . . — Map (db m121143) HM
Arkansas (Little River County), Wilton — Mills Family Story
In the fall of 1851, three Mills brothers headed west, one by water, one by land and one to Texas. This brought Joel Mills wife, Kitura Burke Bird and family from Henderson Co., Tennessee to Sevier County, now known as Little River County. . . . — Map (db m121361) HM

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