Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
 
 

Union County Arkansas Historical Markers

 
El Dorado Female Institute Marker at the South Arkansas Community College. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, August 1, 2018
El Dorado Female Institute Marker at the South Arkansas Community College.
Arkansas (Union County), El Dorado — El Dorado Female Institute
Bennett. G. Clark and Sarah W. Clark deeded this land to William Rust, John H. Cornish, John R. Hampton, and William H. Hines, trustees of El Dorado Female Institute, in 1847. May 7, 1858 Albert Rust deeded additional land to Robert Goodwin. . . . — Map (db m121358) HM
Arkansas (Union County), El Dorado — El Dorado Masonic Temple
El Dorado Masonic Temple has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Erected 1924 — Map (db m121976) HM
Arkansas (Union County), El Dorado — First Union County Courthouse
. . . — Map (db m121964) HM
Arkansas (Union County), El Dorado — For Service in Iraq and Afghanistan
In honor of the brave Americans who served and those that gave their lives on behalf of a grateful nation Reverse Gulf War August 2, 1990 — February 28, 1991 Iraq War March 20, 2003 — December . . . — Map (db m121766) WM
Arkansas (Union County), El Dorado — Oil in Arkansas — Chaos
Within a few short months El Dorado's population doubled, and, before the year was out, it doubled again before peaking two years later at over 40,000. With the population explosion came oilmen from Louisiana and Texas, but along with them on . . . — Map (db m121352) HM
Arkansas (Union County), El Dorado — Oil in Arkansas — The Discovery
On January 10th, 1921, shortly after 4:00 P.M., on a cold January day, a deafening roar from a drilling rig one mile west of El Dorado announced the discovery of oil in Arkansas. Dr. Samuel Busey brought in the Armstrong #1 as an earthshaking, . . . — Map (db m121350) HM
Arkansas (Union County), El Dorado — Oil in Arkansas — The Smackover Field
A little over a year after the initial oil discovery by Dr. Busey, the Oil Operators Trust--Murphy #1, a wildcat well staked on a geologic feature called the Norphlet dome, drilled into the gas-cap of what would become the huge Smackover Oil . . . — Map (db m121356) HM
Arkansas (Union County), El Dorado — Oil in Arkansas — The Wildcatters
During the oil boom numerous individuals, or wildcatters, made their mark on the South Arkansas scene. H. L. Hunt, at one time the richest man in the world, opened a barrelhouse on Hamburger Row, made his financial stake there, and then . . . — Map (db m121357) HM
Arkansas (Union County), El Dorado — The Gunfight on El Dorado's Courthouse Square, Oct. 9, 1902
• Marshal Guy Tucker (1) argues with Walter (2) and Tom (3) Parnell at east gate of courthouse fence. Tucker draws pistol and covers them. • Jim Parnell (4) approaches fence and Tucker warns him not to get behind him. • Harrison Dearing (5) . . . — Map (db m121343) HM
Arkansas (Union County), El Dorado — The Gunfight on the Square — Historic Union Square — October 9, 1902 4:30 p.m.
Marshal Guy B. Tucker, Constable Harrison Dearing, and other supporters, faced the four Parnell Brothers, Jim, Mat, Tom, and Walter. Killed Constable Harrison Dearing. Killed Walter Parnell. Killed Tom Parnell. Wounded Dr. Robert . . . — Map (db m121342) HM
Arkansas (Union County), El Dorado — D-38 — Union County Second Courthouse
This marks the site of the second court house built in Union County. Completed May 1st, 1848. The spot was originally a pond where ducks gathered in season. Emigrants in search of home sites frequently camped alongs its banks. It was filled in under . . . — Map (db m121292) HM
Arkansas (Union County), Mount Holly — 23 — Mount Holly Cemetery
Mount Holly Cemetery is the final resting place of 15 Confederate soldiers, including Asa S. Morgan, who in 1861 recruited the El Dorado Sentinels, which became Co. A, 1st Arkansas Infantry. Morgan later served as colonel of the 26th Arkansas . . . — Map (db m121172) HM
Arkansas (Union County), Mount Holly — Mount Holly, Birthplace of Arkansas Governor Thomas C. McRae, 1921-1925
Founded in 1843 by Scotch Presbyterians, it became an educational center with two academies ~ The Academy or Old Field School established in 1845, and Mount Holly Academy in 1848 under J.M. Hogg. More than 200 students attended these schools . . . — Map (db m121268) HM
Arkansas (Union County), Smackover — Clyde L. "Smackover" Scott — "The Smackover Kid"
Dedicated to an outstanding athlete who attained national recognition for his home town throughout a brilliant athletic career. Football All-American University of Arkansas -1948 United States Naval Academy 1945 United States . . . — Map (db m121409) HM

14 markers matched your search criteria.
Paid Advertisement We are suspending Amazon.com advertising until they remove an ad for a certain book from circulation. A word in the book’s title has given rise to number of complaints. The word is inappropriate in school classroom settings.