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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lonoke County, Arkansas

Clickable Map of Lonoke 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> Lonoke County, AR (22) Arkansas County, AR (35) Faulkner County, AR (8) Jefferson County, AR (14) Prairie County, AR (12) Pulaski County, AR (190) White County, AR (18)  LonokeCounty(22) Lonoke County (22)  ArkansasCounty(35) Arkansas County (35)  FaulknerCounty(8) Faulkner County (8)  JeffersonCounty(14) Jefferson County (14)  PrairieCounty(12) Prairie County (12)  PulaskiCounty(190) Pulaski County (190)  WhiteCounty(18) White County (18)
Lonoke is the county seat for Lonoke County
Adjacent to Lonoke County, Arkansas
      Arkansas County (35)  
      Faulkner County (8)  
      Jefferson County (14)  
      Prairie County (12)  
      Pulaski County (190)  
      White County (18)  
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1 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Austin — Austin
In 1828 the town of Oakland Grove was founded. By 1861 the name had been changed to Austin, according to a false local legend the once thriving town of over 30 residences was almost selected as the state capitol beginning in 1858 the town was a . . . Map (db m116644) HM
2 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Austin — 138 — Austin in the Civil War
As the Civil War began, the Caroline Home Guard formed at Austin on June 29, 1861. The “Austin Rifles” became Co. I, 5th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A. Both Union and Confederate troops camped at Austin during the war and Federal troops tore . . . Map (db m116330) HM
3 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Austin — Oakland Grove (Old Austin) — Short Cut to Indian Territory 1832-1838 — Trail of Tears Through Arkansas —
In 1807, citizens of Crystal Hill built a road to connect Cadron and Arkansas Post. From Cadron the road was built almost due east and continued until they reached the Wattensaw. At the Wattensaw swamps they found an Indian path that led south to . . . Map (db m116694) HM
4 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Cabot — Camp Nelson
Thousands of Arkansas and Texas Confederates were camped near this spot in 1862. The camp, named in honor of Brigadier General Allison Nelson, was stricken by disease resulting in 1,500 deaths including Nelson. The dead were buried among these hills . . . Map (db m211554) HM
5 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Cabot — Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery
. . . Map (db m211570) WM
6 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Cabot — World War II Memorial — In Honor
WII The inscribed names on this monument dedicated their services in defense of America 1941 -1945 and dedicated this park to the youth of North Lonoke County Day is done gone the sun from the valley from the mountain all is well safety rest . . . Map (db m212338) WM
7 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Carlisle — 90 — Action at Ashley's Station
On Aug. 24, 1864, Confederate Gen. J.O. Shelby and his men, wearing captured Union uniforms, attacked a series of forts protecting hay-cutting operations between modern-day Carlisle and Hazen. Confederate artillery blasted the forts held by the 54th . . . Map (db m96453) HM
8 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Carlisle — William H. Fuller — Father of the Arkansas Rice Industry
In 1897 on the NW 1/4 Sect. 8 1N 7W Fuller planted the first rice on the Grand Prairie. The venture failed. Having learned about rice production in Louisiana, he returned for more information. In 1903 he returned to Lonoke County. The citizens of . . . Map (db m96636) HM
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9 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Lonoke — A Gun for All Reasons — 3-inch Gun was light, accurate and lethal
The 3-inch Ordnance Rifle was also known as the ordnance rifle, the ordnance gun, the Griffen gun, and was sometimes erroneously referred to as the Rodman rifle. The gun was invented by John Griffen, superintendent of the Safe Harbor Iron Works in . . . Map (db m65711) HM
10 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Lonoke — Battle of Brownsville
On August 25, 1863 U.S. and Confederate Cavalry clashed near here. The initial battle involving approximately 7,000 men occurred east of the town. After a brief artillery duel, Col. Geiger's US troopers forced the retreat of Gen. Marmaduke's CS . . . Map (db m116458) HM
11 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Lonoke — Eberts Air Field — World War I Training Site
The Army Aviation Commission in 1917 accepted these 960 acres from Lonoke citizens to establish an aviators school. Approximately 2,500 enlisted men and officers were stationed here from 1918 to 1919. A thousand planes, sometimes known as "flying . . . Map (db m218159) HM
12 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Lonoke — 16 — Hicks' Station in the Civil War
Hicks' Station, located on the Memphis & Little Rock Railroad between DeValls Bluff and Huntersville (N Little Rock), guarded the eastern approaches to the capital city. During the Little Rock Campaign, Confederate cavalry used it as a staging area . . . Map (db m72142) HM WM
13 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Lonoke — Lonoke County Confederate Monument
West Side Below an image of two crossed flags and the dates 1861-1865 In memory of our Confederate Soldiers North Side Erected by the T.C. Hindman Chapter U.D.C. Lonoke, Ark. East Side Lonoke County commends the . . . Map (db m65714) WM
14 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Lonoke — Lonoke County Honor Roll
World War I Honor Roll Ray A. Martin • Walter M. Brawley • Clayton Stevenson • Joe Nelson • Jesse Brashears • Ross H. Robinson • Pat Petty • John Hall • Edward L. Dardenne • Jack Clayton • Charles C. Coulson • James H. Folks • Robert Dowdle • . . . Map (db m211571) WM
15 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Lonoke — Lonoke Landmarks
Joseph Taylor Robinson Home - 204 NE Front St. Practiced law in Lonoke - 1893-1912 U.S. Congressman - 1902-1913. Governor of Arkansas - January - March 1913. U.S. Senator - 1913-1937. Lonoke was named for lone oak tree, surveyor's landmark for . . . Map (db m65710) HM
16 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Lonoke — F 25 — Senator Joe T. Robinson — Lonoke County
Senator Joseph Taylor Robinson, Arkansas' outstanding statesman was born six miles northwest of this place in 1872. He lived in Lonoke and practiced law; was elected to Congress and served ten years; moved to Little Rock in 1912; served as Governor . . . Map (db m65713) HM
17 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Lonoke — 1 — The Little Rock Campaign - Brownsville — Confederates Fight to Stop Union Advance
On the morning of August 25, 1863, at Bayou Two Prairie (east of where you are standing), Confederate Brigadier General John Marmaduke's troops skirmished with advance elements of Union forces under Brigadier General John Davidson. Marmaduke's . . . Map (db m116392) HM
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18 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Lonoke — The Lonoke Depot
The Lonoke Depot has been placed on the National Register of Historic Pplaces by the United States Department of the Interior. Built in 1912, it was an important stop on Arkansas' oldest railroad, the Memphis to Little Rock line. The depot is a . . . Map (db m211575) HM
19 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Scott — Home to Some; Capitol City to All — Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park —
This site was the year-round home to tribal leaders and their families, and it was the capital city of a large population living throughout the surrounding area. Daily routines here were interrupted when the site was transformed into a busy capital . . . Map (db m213788) HM
20 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Scott — Plants Tell a Human Story
Just as pottery, stone tool, mounds are critical for understanding the Plum Bayou culture, so too are plants. Through specialized techniques archeologist recover and analyze plant remains from archeological sites like Toltec Mounds. One . . . Map (db m213797) HM
21 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Scott — The Path to Domesticated Plants — The Relationship between people and plants is profoundly import
Long before domesticated maize and beans were introduced into the Southeast, Indians of Arkansas had begun tending and caring for native plants. The archeological record of Arkansas demonstrates that by 3000 years ago, people's use of some . . . Map (db m213828) HM
22 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Scott — The Plum Bayou Garden
Plants of the past rooted early people to this land. European farmers were not the first to cultivate plants here on these lands. People were here long before who survived, told stories about, and even celebrated these humble resources around . . . Map (db m215880) HM
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Sep. 26, 2023