“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 Cross County, Arkansas

Clickable Map of Cross 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> Cross County, AR (13) Crittenden County, AR (18) Jackson County, AR (16) Poinsett County, AR (7) St. Francis County, AR (4) Woodruff County, AR (12)  CrossCounty(13) Cross County (13)  CrittendenCounty(18) Crittenden County (18)  JacksonCounty(16) Jackson County (16)  PoinsettCounty(7) Poinsett County (7)  St.FrancisCounty(4) St. Francis County (4)  WoodruffCounty(12) Woodruff County (12)
Wynne is the county seat for Cross County
Adjacent to Cross County, Arkansas
      Crittenden County (18)  
      Jackson County (16)  
      Poinsett County (7)  
      St. Francis County (4)  
      Woodruff County (12)  
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1 Arkansas, Cross County, Parkin — A Hidden School Discovered
The Ott family of Parkin purchased the Northern Ohio School from the Kelly family in 1959. The Kellys had been using the school for a hay barn. The Ott family transformed the old "barn" into a home by portioning rooms and designing a living . . . Map (db m221318) HM
2 Arkansas, Cross County, Parkin — Class Is In Session
Step into the school gently. It's filled with history and memories … maybe some from your school days. As you enter the school you will see the classroom as it was on any given school day between 1936 and 1948. The school was . . . Map (db m221320) HM
3 Arkansas, Cross County, Parkin — Conducting the Research
Much of what is known about the Northern Ohio School came from first-hand accounts known as oral histories. People interviewed were former students, teachers, children of the sawmill owners and workers, persons who lived in Sawdust Hill, or . . . Map (db m221319) HM
4 Arkansas, Cross County, Parkin — Mississippian Garden — Parkin Archaeological State Park —
The legacy of the Mississippian culture lives forever through the Three Sisters Garden, like the one you see planted here. The American Indians who lived here over 500 years ago were expert farmers whose most important crops were corn, beans, . . . Map (db m116605) HM
5 Arkansas, Cross County, Parkin — River, Rail, and Timber Bring Sawmills to Parkin
As northern timberlands were depleted, timber buyers looked to the dense forests in the south. In March 1902, S.W. Sterling, a timber buyer for a firm in Grafton, Ohio, was buying timber in Missouri when he heard about the fine timber at . . . Map (db m221310) HM
6 Arkansas, Cross County, Parkin — Struggle for Education
Rural education in the Delta was no easy task for students or teachers. There were many obstacles to overcome, such as weather, walking distances, and family responsibilities. Plus, being an African-American school, students and teachers were . . . Map (db m221316) HM
7 Arkansas, Cross County, Parkin — Student Life
Daily lessons revolved around the "three R's:" reading, writing and arithmetic. The Child's World Reader, a basic math book, and a speller were the textbooks used. Class was in session from 8AM through 3PM except in September and . . . Map (db m221317) HM
8 Arkansas, Cross County, Parkin — The Northern Ohio School
Around 1900, there were about 16 one-room schoolhouses in and around Parkin. Most were on plantations for the education of the sharecroppers' and farm workers' children. The Northern Ohio School, built around 1910, was no different. The school . . . Map (db m221314) HM
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9 Arkansas, Cross County, Parkin — The Sawdust Hill Community is Born
As the Northern Ohio Cooperage and Lumber Company expanded, so did the need for housing and services for its workers. Out of this came the Sawdust Hill community. At its peak, over 60 structures, including shotgun-style houses, a Baptist church, . . . Map (db m221309) HM
10 Arkansas, Cross County, Parkin — Timber Shaped the Delta
Arkansas experienced a number of economic advances in the first quarter of the 20th Century. Extensive railroad building in the late 1800s set the stage for economic growth. Although the Delta's popular economic image is King Cotton, . . . Map (db m221313) HM
11 Arkansas, Cross County, Wittsburg — 28 — Wittsburg in the Civil War
After Arkansas seceded from the Union in May 1861, Confederate officers began to recruit in the Wittsburg area. Companies B, D, F and K of the 5th Arkansas Infantry Regiment were organized at Wittsburg June 12-14, 1861. David Cross, for whom Cross . . . Map (db m116179) HM
12 Arkansas, Cross County, Wynne — H-13 — Cross CountyCounty Seat
The county was named for Col. David C. Cross. First seat of justice, Cleburne 1865. Moved to Wittsburg 1865 where it remained until 1884 when it was removed to Vanndale and later in 1903 the county seat was established at Wynne, where it has since . . . Map (db m158125) HM
13 Arkansas, Cross County, Wynne — The Trail of Tears along the Memphis to Little Rock Road1824-1840
Down the trail from where you are standing is the most well-preserved remaining section of the historic Trail of Tears in Arkansas. Tradition and heritage run deep jn the collective souls of the Five Southeastern Tribes (Choctaw, Chickasaw, . . . Map (db m142034) HM
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May. 28, 2023