“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Madison County Arkansas Historical Markers

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By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
Huntsville Massacre Marker (reverse)
Arkansas (Madison County), Huntsville — 54 — Huntsville Massacre
Front On January 10, 1863, nine men, including two Confederate officers and prominent local citizens and Masonic lodge members, were taken from a guardhouse near here, led to Samuel Vaughn's farm one mile northeast of Huntsville, and shot. . . . — Map (db m141514) HM
Arkansas (Madison County), Huntsville — 53 — Isaac Murphy / Governor Isaac Murphy
Front Isaac Murphy was born Oct. 16, 1799, in Pennsylvania. A teacher and lawyer, he moved to Fayetteville in 1834 and became involved in politics. Murphy took part in the 1849 Gold Rush, but lost his farm to creditors. He, his wife and . . . — Map (db m141518) HM
Arkansas (Madison County), Huntsville — D-8 — Madison County County Government
A county government was organized in Madison County in 1836, in the barn of Evan S. Polk, a short distance northwest of the present town of Huntsville which was laid out as a town and made the permanent seat, of government in 1839. The county was . . . — Map (db m141599) HM

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