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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Montgomery County, Arkansas

 
Clickable Map of Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, AR (8) Clark County, AR (10) Garland County, AR (95) Hot Spring County, AR (2) Howard County, AR (2) Pike County, AR (4) Polk County, AR (1) Scott County, AR (1) Yell County, AR (11)  MontgomeryCounty(8) Montgomery County (8)  ClarkCounty(10) Clark County (10)  GarlandCounty(95) Garland County (95)  HotSpringCounty(2) Hot Spring County (2)  HowardCounty(2) Howard County (2)  PikeCounty(4) Pike County (4)  PolkCounty(1) Polk County (1)  ScottCounty(1) Scott County (1)  YellCounty(11) Yell County (11)
Mount Ida is the county seat for Montgomery County
Adjacent to Montgomery County, Arkansas
      Clark County (10)  
      Garland County (95)  
      Hot Spring County (2)  
      Howard County (2)  
      Pike County (4)  
      Polk County (1)  
      Scott County (1)  
      Yell County (11)  
 
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1Arkansas, Montgomery County, Caddo Gap — De Soto at Caddo Gap
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
2Arkansas, Montgomery County, Caddo Gap — The Caddo People
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
3Arkansas, Montgomery County, Caddo Gap — The Narrows on Caddo River
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
4Arkansas, Montgomery County, Caddo Gap — The Town of Caddo Gap
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
5Arkansas, Montgomery County, Mount Ida — Montgomery County Civil War Memorial
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 ForgetMap (db m201036) WM
6Arkansas, Montgomery County, Mount Ida — 133 — Montgomery County in the Civil War
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
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7Arkansas, Montgomery County, Mount Ida — G-5 — Montgomery County Seat
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
8Arkansas, Montgomery County, Norman — Archeological Analysis of Norman Caddo Indian Burial GroundSite Map of Norman Indian Burial Ground — prepared by Mary Beth Trubitt Arkansas Archeological Survey Henderson Research Station —
• 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
 
 
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Jan. 28, 2023