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Historical Markers in Faulkner County, Arkansas

 
Clickable Map of Faulkner County, Arkansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Faulkner County, AR (7) Cleburne County, AR (3) Conway County, AR (3) Lonoke County, AR (16) Perry County, AR (3) Pulaski County, AR (181) Van Buren County, AR (2) White County, AR (16)  FaulknerCounty(7) Faulkner County (7)  CleburneCounty(3) Cleburne County (3)  ConwayCounty(3) Conway County (3)  LonokeCounty(16) Lonoke County (16)  PerryCounty(3) Perry County (3)  PulaskiCounty(181) Pulaski County (181)  VanBurenCounty(2) Van Buren County (2)  WhiteCounty(16) White County (16)
Conway is the county seat for Faulkner County
Adjacent to Faulkner County, Arkansas
      Cleburne County (3)  
      Conway County (3)  
      Lonoke County (16)  
      Perry County (3)  
      Pulaski County (181)  
      Van Buren County (2)  
      White County (16)  
 
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1Arkansas (Faulkner County), Conway — "Trail of Tears"
After Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, May 28, 1830, the Government forceably relocated about 60,000 Indians from the southeastern U.S. to what is now Oklahoma. This included the five (5) civilized tribes Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw, . . . Map (db m97912) HM
2Arkansas (Faulkner County), Conway — 450th Commemoration De Soto Expedition1541 – 1991
The Hernando De Soto expedition is believed to have passed near Cadron en route to points west. Some researchers think the expedition crossed the Arkansas River (River of Cayas) near what is now Dardanelle.Map (db m96641) HM
3Arkansas (Faulkner County), Conway — Cadron Blockhouse
The blockhouse is a replica of a structure that was built on this site in the late 18th century. The building was a multiple use structure, but constructed originally for defense purposes. It was used as a trading post, as a residence, and as a . . . Map (db m96645) HM
4Arkansas (Faulkner County), Conway — 82 — Cadron in the Civil War
Confederate forces used Cadron as a base in the war’s early years, and Union troops were here after taking Little Rock in September 1863. The site was valuable for the saw and grist mills nearby, the telegraph line that ran to Little Rock, and the . . . Map (db m96452) HM
5Arkansas (Faulkner County), Conway — Cherokee Memorial
Following is a partial list of persons who died and were buried at Cadron. They perished from cholera while being relocated by the Army in 1834. Graves were marked with native stones with no inscriptions. Some of the Indians had adopted . . . Map (db m96643) HM
6Arkansas (Faulkner County), Conway — 78 — Faulkner County in the Civil War
Faulkner County had divided loyalties during the Civil War. Soon after the war started, Col. A.R. Witt helped organize several companies for the 10th Arkansas Infantry (C.S.). After fighting at Shiloh, the 10th was captured at Port Hudson, La. . . . Map (db m119987) HM
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7Arkansas (Faulkner County), Conway — Lt. Joseph W. Harris, U.S.A.
Joseph W. Harris of New Hampshire, received appointment to the Military Academy at West Point at the age of 17 and graduated in 1825. He was assigned to accompany a group of 750 Cherokees aboard the steamboat Yeatman. They were forced to land at . . . Map (db m97914) HM
 
 
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Dec. 9, 2022