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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Crittenden County, Arkansas

 
Clickable Map of Crittenden 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 Crittenden County, AR (13) Cross County, AR (4) Lee County, AR (5) Mississippi County, AR (46) Poinsett County, AR (1) St. Francis County, AR (4) DeSoto County, MS (21) Tunica County, MS (10) Shelby County, TN (464) Tipton County, TN (31)  CrittendenCounty(13) Crittenden County (13)  CrossCounty(4) Cross County (4)  LeeCounty(5) Lee County (5)  MississippiCounty(46) Mississippi County (46)  PoinsettCounty(1) Poinsett County (1)  St.FrancisCounty(4) St. Francis County (4)  DeSotoCountyMississippi(21) DeSoto County (21)  TunicaCounty(10) Tunica County (10)  ShelbyCountyTennessee(464) Shelby County (464)  TiptonCounty(31) Tipton County (31)
Marion is the county seat for Crittenden County
Adjacent to Crittenden County, Arkansas
      Cross County (4)  
      Lee County (5)  
      Mississippi County (46)  
      Poinsett County (1)  
      St. Francis County (4)  
      DeSoto County, Mississippi (21)  
      Tunica County, Mississippi (10)  
      Shelby County, Tennessee (464)  
      Tipton County, Tennessee (31)  
 
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1Arkansas, Crittenden County, Crawfordsville — Crawfordsville
On Old Highway 64 (Business Highway 64) 0.1 miles east of Main Street (State Route 50), on the right when traveling east.
Named for Adolphus Fountain Crawford Born Aug. 15, 1848 Died Feb. 21, 1876 Confederate soldier of Arkansas, he fought under Gen. Price.Map (db m116177) HM
2Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — Confederate Soldier's Memorial — 1861     1865
Near Court Street north of East Military Road.
In memory of Crittenden County's Confederate soldiersMap (db m116361) WM
3Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — Confederate Soldier's Memorial — Erected 1936 — Courthouse Square Walking Trail —
On Court Street north of East Military Road, on the right when traveling south.
This granite marker on the south lawn was erected by Crittenden County United Daughters of the Confederacy, and dedicated October 4, 1936, as a memorial to those who served with Confederate military during the War Between the States. The magnolia . . . Map (db m116781) HM
4Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — Crittenden Bank & Trust Company — Erected 1919 — Courthouse Square Walking Trail —
On East Military Road at Cypress Drive, on the right when traveling east on East Military Road.
The Crittenden Bank & Trust, the town’s third bank, began operation January 9, 1909, replacing the Bank of Marion which had failed in 1908. Three other short-lived banks were housed in this building. The last banking operation here was that of . . . Map (db m116727) HM
5Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — Crittenden County Health Department — Erected 1938 Annex 1943 — Courthouse Square Walking Trail —
On Court Street west of Cypress Drive, on the right when traveling south.
The Health Department, dedicated May 4, 1938, was built with funds by the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). When additional space was needed, the Crittenden County Negro Business Men's League, led by George Walker, Jr. and John Gammon, . . . Map (db m116780) HM
6Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — Margaret E. Woolfolk Library — Erected 2001 — Courthouse Square Walking Trail —
On North Currie Street east of Currie Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
Woolfolk is author of The History of Marion and History of Crittenden County, an award-winning newspaper editor, graduated from Memphis State Law School in 1985 at the age of 68, entered into private practice, and served as Marion . . . Map (db m116783) HM
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7Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — Marion Hotel — Erected 1911 — Courthouse Square Walking Trail —
On Military Road east of Cypress Drive, on the right when traveling east.
Designed and built by Major Moore for Thomas Koser, the building was completed December of 1911. The building, which is constructed of native hardwoods, brick and concrete, had pressed tin ceilings and hardwood floors. The hotel had its own water . . . Map (db m116726) HM
8Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — Marion School Auditorium-Gynamnasium — Erected 1938 — Courthouse Square Walking Trail —
On East Military Road at Currie Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Military Road.
When classrooms were carved out of the second floor auditorium space in the first high school. Marion students and the entire community used a tabernacle built in 1924 on the south side of the high school for events requiring an auditorium. When the . . . Map (db m116777) HM
9Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — Marion School District — Established 1869 — Courthouse Square Walking Trail —
On East Military Road at Cherry Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Military Road.
May 10, 1869, a petition was submitted the county court for established of School District No. One the Marion district. The formation of the district was approved by the circuit superintendent of public schools. The school operated by the original . . . Map (db m116779) HM
10Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — Military Road
Near Arkansas Route 77 north of East Military Road, on the right when traveling south.
First Highway constructed in Arkansas, Hopefield to Little Rock, extended to Fort Smith and into Indian Territory, (Oklahoma). Built by the United States under supervision of the Quartermasters Department of the United States Army. Survey was . . . Map (db m116549) HM
11Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — Rhodes Storefronts — Circa 1925 — Courthouse Square Walking Trail —
On Court Street north of East Military Road, on the left when traveling north.
One of the city's biggest fires occurred in the early 1900's when a series of businesses in frame buildings on the east side of Court Street were destroyed by fire. Volunteer firefighters brought water from Harvard yards by train to help . . . Map (db m116545) HM
12Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — 62 — The Sultana Tragedy
Near Arkansas Route 77 north of East Military Road, on the right when traveling south.
On April 27, 1865, the steamboat Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River. She was heading north, dangerously overloaded with some 2,200 passengers, most of them freed Union prisoners of war from the Andersonville and Cahaba camps. A . . . Map (db m116352) HM
13Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — The Loss of the Sultana
Near Arkansas Route 77 north of Military Road, on the right when traveling south.
Early on April 27, 1865, the overcrowded steamboat Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Marion, Arkansas. The vast majority of the Sultana's passengers, believed to number over 2000, were Federal soldiers, recently released . . . Map (db m116356) HM
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Feb. 6, 2023