In this area in 1541 a Spanish expedition from Florida commanded by Hernando De Soto encountered fierce resistance from the Indians, whom they described as the best fighting men they had met. De Soto then turned to the southeast and descended the . . . — — Map (db m201572) HM
This region was once the home of the Caddo Indians, whose settlement and town were scattered over what is now southwestern Arkansas, northeastern Texas and northwestern Louisiana. The Caddo River, which flows near this point, and Caddo Gap itself . . . — — Map (db m201016) HM
About a mile south of this point is the natural gap or narrows of the Caddo River, famed in history and legend. A pioneer road through the gap connected Fort Smith with Old Washington and other points, with a toll bridge spanning the river. The . . . — — Map (db m201469) HM
Settled before 1850, the first village was located near the natural gap or narrows of the Caddo River. The coming of the Gurdon and Fort Smith Railroad in 1907 led to the construction of the present town on what was formerly the Jim Vaught . . . — — Map (db m201387) HM
In memory of
the 382 men of Montgomery Co. Arkansas
who served in the Confederate States Army
1861 — 1865
4th AR. Inf. Co. C.
4th AR. Inf. Co. E.
33rd AR. Inf. Co. I.
Lest We Forget — — Map (db m201036) WM
Montgomery County men served in several Confederate units during the Civil War. The “Montgomery Hunters” (Co. F) and “Caddo Rifles” (Co. C) joined the 4th Arkansas Infantry in 1861. Co. I, 33rd Arkansas Infantry was raised at Caddo Gap in 1862, and . . . — — Map (db m200630) HM
The county seat of Montgomery
County was established on its present
site in 1842, the year the county was
created and to the place (now Mt. Ida)
was given the name, Montgomery Court
House. In 1850 the name of the town was
changed to Salem but . . . — — Map (db m200633) HM
• Caddo Indian burials were exposed accidentally during construction at this site in October, 1988. Subsequent archeological excavations by Ann Early identified 2 burials, a small cluster of residential features, and artifacts dating from the . . . — — Map (db m202077) HM