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By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
Royston Factory Mill Marker
Arkansas (Pike County), Murfreesboro — 55 — Henry Merrell / Royston Factory Mill
Henry Merrell Henry Merrell, known as the "Industrial Missionary to the South," was born in Utica, N.Y., in 1816. He moved to Arkansas in 1856 and built an industrial complex in Pike Co. He helped draft an anti-secession resolution in . . . — Map (db m121147) HM
Arkansas (Pike County), Murfreesboro — B-16 — Pike County Court House
The first court house in Pike County, built of logs, was erected on the site of the town of Murfreesboro, which was laid out as a site for the county seat in 1833. — Map (db m121284) HM
Arkansas (Pike County), Murfreesboro — B-26 — Pike County Diamond Mines
Two and a half miles southeast of this point is the only locality in North America where diamonds have been found in the rock in which they were formed. They have been found principally in one igneous pipe which, with three small pipes, aggregates . . . — Map (db m121290) HM

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