“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Independence County, Arkansas

Clickable Map of Independence County, Arkansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Independence County, AR (9) Cleburne County, AR (3) Izard County, AR (6) Jackson County, AR (9) Lawrence County, AR (29) Sharp County, AR (4) Stone County, AR (3) White County, AR (16)  IndependenceCounty(9) Independence County (9)  CleburneCounty(3) Cleburne County (3)  IzardCounty(6) Izard County (6)  JacksonCounty(9) Jackson County (9)  LawrenceCounty(29) Lawrence County (29)  SharpCounty(4) Sharp County (4)  StoneCounty(3) Stone County (3)  WhiteCounty(16) White County (16)
Batesville is the county seat for Independence County
Adjacent to Independence County, Arkansas
      Cleburne County (3)  
      Izard County (6)  
      Jackson County (9)  
      Lawrence County (29)  
      Sharp County (4)  
      Stone County (3)  
      White County (16)  
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1Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — F-32 — Arkansas Methodist ConferenceIndependence County
On East Main Street at North 6th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street.
The Arkansas conference of the Methodist Church, created 1836, composing Arkansas and parts of Louisiana and Indian Territory, held its first session November 2, 1836 in Batesville at corner of Main and Broad Streets. Bishop Thomas Morris presided. . . . Map (db m70559) HM
2Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — 14 — Batesville During The Civil War
On South 9th Street north of Vine Street, on the left when traveling north.
Union soldiers occupied Batesville twice during the Civil War. Gen. Samuel Curtis's Army of the Southwest camped near this site in May 1862 while threatening Little Rock. Union troops were impressed with the town's culture and appearance, saying . . . Map (db m70557) HM
3Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — Colonel Shelby in Arkansas
On Batesville Boulevard, on the left when traveling north.
In the harsh winter of 1862-63 Col. J.O. Shelby, a brigade commander of three Missouri cavalry regiments under Gen. John S. Marmaduke's Confederate cavalry command, arrived in this area from a raid into southern Missouri. He quartered his troops on . . . Map (db m162720) HM
4Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — F-12 — Independence County First County Court House
On East Main Street.
The town of Batesville was selected as the county seat and the first county court house built in 1821, a year after the county was organized.Map (db m66720) HM
5Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — Independence County Office and Library
On East Main Street west of South 4th Street, on the left when traveling west.
This building was constructed in 1904 by the federal government for the U.S. Post Office and the Batesville division of federal court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and was in use by federal agencies until 1974 when a new building was built a . . . Map (db m70558) HM
6Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — Lafferty Memorial Church
On East Main Street at North 6th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street.
Lafferty disbanded in 1969 and its members requested the church at 8th and Neeley be sold and funds divided between Philander Smith College and the First United Methodist Church of Batesville. The known history of Lafferty, organized in the . . . Map (db m70560) HM
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7Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — Navigation of the White River
On Chaney Drive, on the right when traveling east.
The first steamboat to navigate the White River to Batesville was the Waverly which arrived in 1831 with Capt. Phillip Pennywitt as master and Capt. Thomas Todd Tunstall as pilot. The steamboat provided major transportation for both freight and . . . Map (db m153565) HM
8Arkansas, Independence County, Batesville — Pfeiffer Community
On North St. Louis Street (U.S. 167) north of Pfeiffer Road, on the right when traveling north.
A light-colored crystalline limestone known as Batesville marble has been mined in this area since 1836 and most of the material used in the Arkansas State Capitol under construction from 1899 to 1915 originated here. Pfeiffer was also a railhead . . . Map (db m85504) HM
9Arkansas, Independence County, Cord — 24 — Town of Cord
On West Hopewell Road at State Route 122, on the left when traveling west on West Hopewell Road.
In 1835, the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church was established in a one-room log structure adjacent to the Hopewell cemetery. A community arose with many businesses including blacksmith shops, general stores, gristmill, cotton gin, barber . . . Map (db m206934) HM
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Feb. 5, 2023