On Grand Lake Loop (Arkansas Route 8) at Cariola Road when traveling south on Grand Lake Loop.
From the close of
the Civil War to
the beginning of the twentieth century, Cariola
Landing at Grand Lake was one of the largest
shipping points on the Mississippi River south
of Helena, Arkansas. Cotton from a large area
west and south of . . . — — Map (db m159402) HM
On East Lee Street, 0.5 miles south of South Main Street, on the right when traveling south.
Site of the Eudora settlement's first business district. After a ferry across Bayou Macon was established in 1846, Cariola Landing was accessible to Arkansas Communities to the west and Louisiana towns to the south. Merchants built stores along the . . . — — Map (db m158053) HM
On Gum Street, 0.5 miles south of South Archer Street (State Highway 159).
Site of Mount Carmel, the first organized community in the Eudora area. John Booth donated land for a Presbyterian Church and a seminary for girls. Rev. Benjamin Shaw was director and pastor. Booth and Shaw are buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery. The . . . — — Map (db m158466) HM
On North Lakeshore Drive (State Highway 144) at Main Street, in the median on North Lakeshore Drive.
Front (West side)
"To the Confederate
soldiers of Chicot
County, the record
of whose sublime
self sacrifice and
undying devotion is
the proud heritage
of a loyal posterity."
Rear (East side)
We care not . . . — — Map (db m90255) WM
On North Lakeshore Drive, 0.8 miles south of Club Drive, on the right when traveling south.
In April 1923 Lindbergh, then an unknown 21-year-old mail pilot, experienced engine trouble and landed his airplane on the now-abandoned golf course behind this site of the old Lake Village County Club. He remained in Lake Village overnight. During . . . — — Map (db m89779) HM
On Highway 257 near Bluebird Lane, on the right when traveling south.
The town of Columbia was located on the Mississippi River about two miles east of this point. In 1833 the Chicot County seat was moved to Columbia from Villemont due to river bank erosion. Columbia became a thriving port and the location of a . . . — — Map (db m167545) HM
On Sunnyside Road, 2 miles east of Causeway Road, on the left when traveling east.
In Memoriam Hyner Cemetery established in 1898 marks the site of those devout, courageous Italian immigrants who came to America in 1895 settling and working at Sunnyside Plantation and throughout the Delta area. They established schools, . . . — — Map (db m168476) HM
On South Lakeshore Drive at St. Marys Street (Arkansas Highway 144), on the right when traveling south on South Lakeshore Drive.
In 1895 Austin Corbin, a New York banker and land developer, working with immigration officials brought 100 families from north central Italy to grow cotton at Sunnyside, a plantation located between the Mississippi River and Lake Chicot. These . . . — — Map (db m89774) HM
Near State Highway 142, 0.9 miles east of Robert Mazzanti Road (Parish Road 505).
When Arkansas went to war in 1861, Lycurgus and Lydia Johnson and their family stayed with their home at Lakeport. By 1862, U.S. gunboats were common on the Mississippi River, and on Sept. 6, 1862, Confederate troops burned 158 bales of cotton at . . . — — Map (db m89797) HM
Near State Highway 142, 0.9 miles Robert Mazzanti Road (Parish Road 505).
The Lakeport Plantation house was constructed circa 1859 for Lycurgus and Lydia Taylor Johnson. The skilled craftsmanship and lasting character are testaments to those who built the house. It is preserved in remembrance of all who . . . — — Map (db m90491) HM
On St. Marys Street (State Highway 144) at Commerce Street, on the right when traveling west on St. Marys Street.
Jim Kelley, a slave, organized this church in 1860. His owner allowed the use of this plot of this plot of ground on which to build a church. On May 15, 1873, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Street deeded the property to the trustees of the church. New Hope . . . — — Map (db m89777) HM
On U.S. 278, 0.4 miles east of U.S. 65, on the right when traveling east.
This home was built about the year 1848 for John H. Saunders and his wife Martha A. Pettit Saunders. During the Civil War engagement at Ditch Bayou in 1864 the house was used as a hospital for soldiers of both armies. A number of military dead were . . . — — Map (db m107737) HM
On U.S. 82 at Pugh Circle, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 82.
It is the morning of June 6, 1864. Rain has created a muddy mess. To your left are four cannon. To your right are 600 cavalrymen and two more cannon. These men served under Confederate Colonel Colten Greene. To your front is Ditch Bayou, and 700 . . . — — Map (db m90432) HM
On U.S. 82, 0.1 miles west of Pugh Circle, on the right when traveling west.
The battle at Ditch Bayou was a Federal effort to drive Confederates away from the Mississippi River, where the Confederates had been harassing Union shipping. Even though the Confederates were outnumbered here, they were able to inflict heavy . . . — — Map (db m90418) HM