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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clark County, Arkansas

Clickable Map of Clark 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> Clark County, AR (21) Dallas County, AR (5) Hot Spring County, AR (4) Montgomery County, AR (8) Nevada County, AR (6) Ouachita County, AR (20) Pike County, AR (4)  ClarkCounty(21) Clark County (21)  DallasCounty(5) Dallas County (5)  HotSpringCounty(4) Hot Spring County (4)  MontgomeryCounty(8) Montgomery County (8)  NevadaCounty(6) Nevada County (6)  OuachitaCounty(20) Ouachita County (20)  PikeCounty(4) Pike County (4)
Arkadelphia is the county seat for Clark County
Adjacent to Clark County, Arkansas
      Dallas County (5)  
      Hot Spring County (4)  
      Montgomery County (8)  
      Nevada County (6)  
      Ouachita County (20)  
      Pike County (4)  
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1 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — Arkadelphia Courthouses
This site When the Clark County seat was moved from Greenville to Arkadelphia in 1842, until completion of a permanent structure in 1844, a log building which stood here served as court house. In 1860 a handsome two-story brick . . . Map (db m234844) HM
2 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — Clark County
Clark County was created by the legislature of Missouri Territory on Dec. 15, 1818 and named for the territorial governor, William Clark. It comprised, roughly, all of the present Clark, Hot Spring, Garland, Pike and Dallas counties. Early county . . . Map (db m121379) HM
3 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — Clark County Confederate MemorialC. S. A. — 1861 — 1865 —
East face When the last trumpet is sounded, may each one answer the roll call of the heavenly army. South face "The principles for which they fought live eternally." erected by the Harris Flanagin Chapter, . . . Map (db m121961) WM
4 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — D-26 — Clark County First Manufactory in Arkansas
Indians in primeval times, DeSoto in 1541, and pioneers in the 1800s and Confederates during the Civil War obtained salt from the creek and old well here. John Hemphill in 1812 opened one of the first manufactories in Arkansas, a salt refinery.Map (db m200778) HM
5 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — Degray Dam Boulder
This boulder was taken from the foundation for the core section of Degray Dam 1967 B. W. Hasley, County Judge 1959      1968Map (db m201041) HM
6 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — Duncan's Addition
John S.T. Callaway owned forty acres, including this site, after receiving a United States land patent for it in 1836. Then, in 1842, Benjamin S. Duncan purchased the land at a sheriff's auction and platted Duncan's Addition in 1858. Today, . . . Map (db m234829) HM
7 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — First Public School in Arkadelphia
At this site the first public or “free” school in Arkadelphia was opened in 1870. Early teachers included R.D. Hearn, Elizabeth Webb, Harriet Crow, John Gordon & Dutie Casey.Map (db m234848) HM
8 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — Flanagin Law Office
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m234837) HM
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9 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — Freedmen's Bureau
Here, during Reconstruction years, were the offices of the Freedmen's Bureau. The building was, at different times, used as a harness shop, grocery store, barber shop and saloon, and for many years was a residence.Map (db m234853) HM
10 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — Hollywood Methodist Church
As settlers began arriving in this area around 1812, the need for religious services became a top priority among the residents. Brush arbor meetings were held every summer. Soon a log structure was built along the creek that marked the beginning of . . . Map (db m184576) HM
11 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — Peake High School
PHS Dedicated This landmark is erected on the original site of Peake School built on land donated by Mr. Ed Peake in 1928, and is dedicated to the faculties and staffs who encouraged and prepared us to compete on an equal level with the best . . . Map (db m234859) HM
12 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — Rose Hill Cemetery
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m234850) HM
13 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — Salt Kettle
Used in the production of salt from the water of the Saline Bayou one mile east of Arkadelphia by John Hemphill pioneer salt maker of Arkansas territory, circa 1814. Given to the Henderson State Teachers College museum by the family of Capt. . . . Map (db m201033) HM
14 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — Skirmish at Bozeman's House
Near this site on April 1, 1864 Confederate General Joseph O. Shelby caught up with and attacked the rear guard of Union General Frederick Steeles army. Union General Samuel A. Rice, in charge of the supply, pontoon and brigade trains, rushed to . . . Map (db m121180) HM
15 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — Sloan School1872—1926
Near this site was the original public school building for black students in the Arkadelphia public school system. Noted principals: Ms. P.A. Holmes 1872-1873, John Ed Peake 1877-1881, 1897-1898, 1904-1906 & Sam Hildreth 1907-1914, 1916-1939. The . . . Map (db m234864) HM
16 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — The Blakely Graveyard
East & South of this point was The Blakely Graveyard in this first public burying place of the community, the early settlers were interred. It remained in use until 1869 when it was closed to future burials by the city council. . . . Map (db m200782) HM
17 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — W.H. Young House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m234833) HM
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18 Arkansas, Clark County, Caddo Valley — 65 — Confederate Manufacturing / The Military Road
Confederate Manufacturing Arkadelphia was a manufacturing center for Confederate Arkansas early in the Civil War. Gen. Thomas Hindman established a powder works and an arsenal in 1862, producing guns, cannon, bullets, shells, wagons and . . . Map (db m96557) HM
19 Arkansas, Clark County, Gurdon — Hoo-Hoo Monument
In the Hotel Hall which formerly stood on the site of this building was organized on January 21st 1892 the Concatenated Order of the Hoo-Hoo a society composed of lumbermen and those in allied industries and having for its object the promotion . . . Map (db m234904) HM
20 Arkansas, Clark County, Gurdon — Sandidge HouseBuilt in 1935
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m234867) HM
21 Arkansas, Clark County, Okolona — 124 — Skirmishes at Okolona / Fighting at Elkins' Ferry
Skirmishes at Okolona Gen. Frederick Steele’s Union army left Little Rock on March 23, 1864, for a planned invasion of Texas, but it was April 2 before they faced organized Confederate attacks. Gen. Joseph Shelby attacked the Union wagon train . . . Map (db m200735) HM
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Apr. 19, 2024