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

Clickable Map of Crawford 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> Crawford County, AR (15) Franklin County, AR (5) Madison County, AR (3) Sebastian County, AR (72) Washington County, AR (124) Adair County, OK (1) Sequoyah County, OK (3)  CrawfordCounty(15) Crawford County (15)  FranklinCounty(5) Franklin County (5)  MadisonCounty(3) Madison County (3)  SebastianCounty(72) Sebastian County (72)  WashingtonCounty(124) Washington County (124)  AdairCountyOklahoma(1) Adair County (1)  SequoyahCounty(3) Sequoyah County (3)
Van Buren is the county seat for Crawford County
Adjacent to Crawford County, Arkansas
      Franklin County (5)  
      Madison County (3)  
      Sebastian County (72)  
      Washington County (124)  
      Adair County, Oklahoma (1)  
      Sequoyah County, Oklahoma (3)  
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1 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — A-23 — Albert Pike School HouseCrawford County — 1836 – 1936 —
In this small log building Albert Pike noted lawyer, poet and mason taught school in 1832. He later went to Little Rock to become editor of the Advocate.Map (db m96857) HM
2 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — Courthouse
The companies of soldiers that came out of Van Buren were formed at this historic landmark. It is also the site where some infantry and Calvary units camped and drilled. There were nine different companies that were formed in . . . Map (db m96864) HM
3 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — Crawford County Vietnam Memorial
Remember those who served and those who died Killed in Action Maj. Walter Hugh Moon Capt. Jimmy Cartwright LCpl. Roger Dale Cecil LCpl. Billy Dale Livingston SSgt. Samuel Ray Nixon PFC. Jewel Lee Rainwater GMG1 Arthur C. . . . Map (db m100703) WM
4 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — Crawford County War Memorial
On this lawn was erected our first Courthouse in 1841 and has been the scene for many events during the wars in which Crawford County boys fought. Mexican War, 1846. War Between the States, 1861-1865. Spanish American War, 1898. . . . Map (db m96859) WM
5 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — CSI: Van Buren
Using advanced technology to understand the past. Like the methods of Crime Scene Investigators, science provides a variety of ways to look beneath the surface of the Drennen House grounds for evidence of the past. Techniques like . . . Map (db m120491) HM
6 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — Fairview Cemetery
The Battle of Prairie Grove was a grim moment for the Confederate Army. This conflict severed all chances for the South to use Northwest Arkansas as a route to invade Missouri. The shattered and defeated soldiers retreated from Prairie Grove to Van . . . Map (db m96617) HM WM
7 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — Fairview Cemetery Confederate Memorial
Erected in memory of our Confederate soldiers from Ark., Tex., La., Mo., and Indian territory, who lost their lives in the Battles of Oak Hill, Elk Horn, and Prairie Grove.Map (db m96632) WM
8 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — First Three U.S. Deaths in WWI
In memory of Merle D. Hay Thomas Enwright James B. Gresham They were the first members of the Expeditionary Army of the United States in France to die that we might live stricken on the field of glory, November 3, . . . Map (db m96633) WM
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9 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — Gone but not forgotten
There is no doubt that other structures, demolished at some point in the family's history, stood on the Drennen-Scott property. Like many wealthy 19th-century households, this one had privies, a well, smokehouse, carriage house, . . . Map (db m120515) HM
10 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — History of Hebe Statue
Hebe, Greek goddess of youth and happiness was placed in her fountain on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn in 1908 by the Women's Village Improvement Society. Repairs were made to both Hebe and fountain in memory of Robert Benham who served . . . Map (db m97670) HM
11 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — Log Town Hill
The residents of Log Town were witness to the retreat of the Rebel army through Van Buren and onward through their settlement. High on Log Town Hill the community watched as masses of Southern soldiers crowded the hill trying desperately to reach . . . Map (db m96614) HM
12 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — Overlooking His Domain
From the front of his home, John Drennen could overlook the bustling port town of Van Buren, including the wharf originally known as Phillips Landing. Until after the Civil War, the Arkansas River and the steamboats that plied its . . . Map (db m120427) HM
13 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — The Butterfield Stage Route
The Butterfield stage route between Saint Louis and San Francisco passed through the main street of Van Buren, Arkansas and crossed the river at this point. Map (db m96457) HM
14 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — 127 — Van Buren Raid
After the Dec. 7, 1862, Battle of Prairie Grove, the Union Frontier Division set out to strike Confederate forces on the Arkansas River. On Dec. 27, 8,000 Union troops headed south through the Boston Mountains. They hit Van Buren on Dec. 28 and . . . Map (db m119954) HM
15 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — Web of Enterprise
John Drennen made profitable choices during his diverse professional life as merchant, bank trustee, plantation owner, and Indian agent. He linked his future to the fledgling town of Van Buren, and built his family home here, . . . Map (db m120426) HM
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Jun. 4, 2023