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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Boone County, Arkansas

Clickable Map of Boone 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> Boone County, AR (28) Carroll County, AR (63) Marion County, AR (17) Newton County, AR (8) Searcy County, AR (6) Taney County, MO (16)  BooneCounty(28) Boone County (28)  CarrollCounty(63) Carroll County (63)  MarionCounty(17) Marion County (17)  NewtonCounty(8) Newton County (8)  SearcyCounty(6) Searcy County (6)  TaneyCountyMissouri(16) Taney County (16)
Harrison is the county seat for Boone County
Adjacent to Boone County, Arkansas
      Carroll County (63)  
      Marion County (17)  
      Newton County (8)  
      Searcy County (6)  
      Taney County, Missouri (16)  
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1 Arkansas, Boone County, Everton — 31 — Skirmish at Rolling Prairie
On Jan. 21, 1864, Sgt. Isaac T. Jones led 24 men of the 11th Missouri Cavalry Volunteers into north Arkansas to bring dispatches to other Missouri troops operating against bushwhackers in the region. Jones and his men were near Rolling Prairie on . . . Map (db m141611) HM
2 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — 1893 Queen Anne House Bed & Breakfast
It was built in 1893 by William M. Duncan in true Queen Anne architecture. Duncan was the son of a Pennsylvania Congressman. Duncan also built the fabulous Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs. This gorgeous house has had many prominent owners . . . Map (db m225301) HM
3 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — C-21 — Boone County Caravan Spring
Near this spring, in September 1857, gathered a caravan of 150 men, women and children, who here began the ill-fated journey to California. The entire party, with the exception of seventeen small children, was massacred at Mountain Meadows, . . . Map (db m225305) HM
4 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — Boone County Confederate Memorial
"This monument perpetuates the memory of those who true to the instincts of their birth, faithful to the teachings of their fathers, constant in their love for the state, died in the performance of their duty, who have glorified a fallen cause by . . . Map (db m143894) WM
5 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — 26 — Boone County Men Served Both Armies / Military Activity in Boone County
Boone County Men Served Both Armies During the Civil War (1861-1865), most of Boone Co. was part of Carroll with a small part in Marion Co. Local men served in both armies. There was a lot of military activity. The "Joe Wright Guards", CSA, . . . Map (db m141558) HM
6 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — Boone County Spanish-American War Veterans Memorial
In Memory of Spanish American War Veterans 1898 - 1902 Erected by Department of Arkansas Auxiliary 1941 Nelson S. Thornton - Ruby H. Lyons Map (db m143896) WM
7 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — Boone County War Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of Boone County who served with honor and glory and to those inscribed here who made the supreme sacrifice that we might live in freedom World War I Allen, Roy · Lafferty. Robert L. Casey. John · . . . Map (db m143898) HM
8 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — Boone County WWI Monument
. . . Map (db m143891) WM
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9 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — Capitol Café & Oklahoma Tire
This building, made up of two parts, has had a variety of businesses including Capitol Café (the owners lived upstairs), Oklahoma Tire, Bee Discount, Rowlands Store, Fashion Lane and Unlimited Outlet. It is now Beautiful You and Harness Boots . . . Map (db m225285) HM
10 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — Early Garage
Built in the early 1930s by Phillips Petroleum, it was the city's first full-service garage. West of the gas station, it was brick with a wood-framed vaulted ceiling. It was leased to "Hoot" Gipson who operated an auto repair shop and 24-hour . . . Map (db m141852) HM
11 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — Early Gas Station
One of the city's earliest gas stations, built in 1927 by W.H. Lewis, it was purchased in 1929 by Independent Oil (became Phillips 66). They remodeled it from a frame structure with rubblestone veneer to Tudor Revival Style. Independent . . . Map (db m141850) HM
12 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — Jack WilliamsPharmacist's Mate 3rd Class, USNR — October 18, 1924 - March 3, 1945 —
In memory and honor of Jack Williams Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class, USNR (October 18, 1924 - March 3, 1945) Recipient of Congressional Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the . . . Map (db m229642) HM WM
13 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — Mountain Meadows Massacre – The Attack
In early September, 1857, the train arrived in a valley known as Mountain Meadows in southwestern Utah. Beginning early on the morning of September 7, the emigrants' camp was attacked by a group of Mormon militiamen and some Paiute Indians whom the . . . Map (db m225250) HM
14 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — Mountain Meadows Massacre – The Journey
Modern historical research has yielded information which was not readily available to those who designed the 1955 monument. Here is presented updated information and a modified more accurate map of the emigrants' route. Dedicated . . . Map (db m225248) HM
15 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — Mountain Meadows Massacre – The Victims
In memory of those who were killed in the Mountain Meadows Massacre, in September of 1857. Dedicated in 2020. Modern historical research has yielded information which was not readily available to those who designed the 1955 monument. . . . Map (db m225251) HM
16 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — The First National Bank of Berryville
It is the former location of Hammerschmidt Lumber Co. and the First National Bank. It is now home of the Harrison flood of May 1961 mural (located inside) hand painted by Louis Fruend. This historic event commanded both national and international . . . Map (db m141869) HM
17 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — The Harrison Daily Times
lt is one of the town's oldest commercial buildings and was built in 1876. The original building was a two story wooden structure and was replaced after the tum of the century with a one story rock building The facade has been updated several . . . Map (db m141821) HM
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18 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — The Hotel Seville
The hotel opened on October 5, 1929 and was erected at a cost of $135,000. The Spanish Moorish design is built of brick, cement & steel making it virtually fire proof. Scaracenic Arches mark the front entries The Seville served for years as . . . Map (db m141854) HM
19 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — The Lyric (Plaza) Theatre
HH Jackson opened the Lyric in 1913 as the first indoor theatre in Harrison. In 1918 Ed & Lulu (Garvin) Fitton purchased the business which featured silent films until the “New Lyric” opened on the North side of the square in 1929. At that time . . . Map (db m225284) HM
20 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — The Lyric Theater
It was originally operated as a silent movie theater located on the West side of the square and owned by DE & Lulu Fitton. In 1929 JW Bass built a state of the art theater for talkies, leasing it back to the Fittons as the "New" Lyric. A mix of . . . Map (db m141840) HM
21 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — The Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad Office
It was located above Jim Dye's Drug Store, currently Sam Alexander's Drug Store. The building was constructed in 1913 for the railroad offices and the city paid $35,000 to have them moved from Leslie. The M&NA was crucial to the economic development . . . Map (db m141868) HM
22 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — The Montgomery Ward Building
It was built in 1929 and was occupied by Ward's for 50 years. Notice the attractive facade that was added featuring the Goddess of Liberty and adopted as the corporate symbol. Fraley's Furniture and Appliances currently occupies the building. In . . . Map (db m225269) HM
23 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — The Mountain Meadows Massacre
In memory of 140 men, women and children N.W. Arkansas emigrants to California. In 1857 under leadership of Alexander Fancher (Piney Alex) left from Caravan Spring 4 miles south of here around May 1st - Camped at Mountain Meadows, Utah in early . . . Map (db m143889) HM
24 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — The Old Dime Store
116 N. Willow, constructed in the early 20s, served Harrison as a town store. ‘Spike’ and Katherine Cavender, and son, Steve, operated The Well-Worth Dime Store during the 50s. The store was destroyed by the Crooked Creek flood on May 7, 1961. . . . Map (db m225272) HM
25 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — The Old Federal Building
It was completed in 1903 and served as the Post Office from 1906 - 1965. The three story (plus basement) building was constructed at an original cost of $78,000 with a floor space in excess of 20,000 sq ft. It was constructed of hard-burned, dark . . . Map (db m141866) HM
26 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — The Original Harrison High School
Designed by architect Harry C. Schwebke & built by R.D. Pollard, the Romanesque style brick building was the first free 4 year high school in Boone County. Opening in 1912 the school served as a high school until 1952 when it became the junior . . . Map (db m225288) HM
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27 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — The People's National Bank
It was constructed shortly after 1900. Henry Starr, a well known outlaw & nephew of Belle Starr, attempted to rob the bank here in 1921. He was shot & killed by JW Myers, a former bank president, with a rifle hidden inside the vault. It was recorded . . . Map (db m141629) HM
28 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — The Walters Building
It was constructed in 1912. It originally housed Walter's Dry Goods on the ground level & Fountaine Hall located upstairs. The Hall hosted the Masons and also a play house of questionable character. The building is located on what is known as . . . Map (db m225287) HM
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Oct. 1, 2023