“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Independence County, Arkansas

Clickable Map of Independence County, Arkansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Independence County, AR (9) Cleburne County, AR (3) Izard County, AR (6) Jackson County, AR (9) Lawrence County, AR (29) Sharp County, AR (4) Stone County, AR (3) White County, AR (16)  IndependenceCounty(9) Independence County (9)  CleburneCounty(3) Cleburne County (3)  IzardCounty(6) Izard County (6)  JacksonCounty(9) Jackson County (9)  LawrenceCounty(29) Lawrence County (29)  SharpCounty(4) Sharp County (4)  StoneCounty(3) Stone County (3)  WhiteCounty(16) White County (16)
Batesville is the county seat for Independence County
Adjacent to Independence County, Arkansas
      Cleburne County (3)  
      Izard County (6)  
      Jackson County (9)  
      Lawrence County (29)  
      Sharp County (4)  
      Stone County (3)  
      White County (16)  
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1Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — F-32 — Arkansas Methodist ConferenceIndependence County
The Arkansas conference of the Methodist Church, created 1836, composing Arkansas and parts of Louisiana and Indian Territory, held its first session November 2, 1836 in Batesville at corner of Main and Broad Streets. Bishop Thomas Morris presided. . . . Map (db m70559) HM
2Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — 14 — Batesville During The Civil War
Union soldiers occupied Batesville twice during the Civil War. Gen. Samuel Curtis's Army of the Southwest camped near this site in May 1862 while threatening Little Rock. Union troops were impressed with the town's culture and appearance, saying . . . Map (db m70557) HM
3Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — Colonel Shelby in Arkansas
In the harsh winter of 1862-63 Col. J.O. Shelby, a brigade commander of three Missouri cavalry regiments under Gen. John S. Marmaduke's Confederate cavalry command, arrived in this area from a raid into southern Missouri. He quartered his troops on . . . Map (db m162720) HM
4Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — F-12 — Independence County First County Court House
The town of Batesville was selected as the county seat and the first county court house built in 1821, a year after the county was organized.Map (db m66720) HM
5Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — Independence County Office and Library
This building was constructed in 1904 by the federal government for the U.S. Post Office and the Batesville division of federal court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and was in use by federal agencies until 1974 when a new building was built a . . . Map (db m70558) HM
6Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — Lafferty Memorial Church
Lafferty disbanded in 1969 and its members requested the church at 8th and Neeley be sold and funds divided between Philander Smith College and the First United Methodist Church of Batesville. The known history of Lafferty, organized in the . . . Map (db m70560) HM
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7Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — Navigation of the White River
The first steamboat to navigate the White River to Batesville was the Waverly which arrived in 1831 with Capt. Phillip Pennywitt as master and Capt. Thomas Todd Tunstall as pilot. The steamboat provided major transportation for both freight and . . . Map (db m153565) HM
8Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — Pfeiffer Community
A light-colored crystalline limestone known as Batesville marble has been mined in this area since 1836 and most of the material used in the Arkansas State Capitol under construction from 1899 to 1915 originated here. Pfeiffer was also a railhead . . . Map (db m85504) HM
9Arkansas, Independence County, Cord — 24 — Town of Cord
In 1835, the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church was established in a one-room log structure adjacent to the Hopewell cemetery. A community arose with many businesses including blacksmith shops, general stores, gristmill, cotton gin, barber . . . Map (db m206934) HM
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Feb. 6, 2023