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

Clickable Map of Monroe 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> Monroe County, AR (17) Arkansas County, AR (34) Lee County, AR (5) Phillips County, AR (94) Prairie County, AR (12) St. Francis County, AR (4) Woodruff County, AR (12)  MonroeCounty(17) Monroe County (17)  ArkansasCounty(34) Arkansas County (34)  LeeCounty(5) Lee County (5)  PhillipsCounty(94) Phillips County (94)  PrairieCounty(12) Prairie County (12)  St.FrancisCounty(4) St. Francis County (4)  WoodruffCounty(12) Woodruff County (12)
Clarendon is the county seat for Monroe County
Adjacent to Monroe County, Arkansas
      Arkansas County (34)  
      Lee County (5)  
      Phillips County (94)  
      Prairie County (12)  
      St. Francis County (4)  
      Woodruff County (12)  
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1 Arkansas, Monroe County, Brinkley — 100 West Cyprus Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m172214) HM
2 Arkansas, Monroe County, Brinkley — 1921 Brass Bell
1921 brass bell from Farrell Locomotive Works, 1898 - 1994, Brinkley, ArkansasMap (db m172512) HM
3 Arkansas, Monroe County, Brinkley — American Legion Memorial
American Legion Memorial Claude Sims Post #69 Brinkley, Arkansas Dedicated 2005 Names not transcribed Sculptor: Roy W. Butler Models from U.S. 6th RCTG BDE, NV-CPT Van Kirk, SFC TovarMap (db m172225) WM
4 Arkansas, Monroe County, Brinkley — Louis JordanSounds from the Soil & Soul — Arkansas Delta Music Trail —
Louis Jordan, born July 8, 1908, in Brinkley, Arkansas, was one of the state's brightest musical stars, ruling the rhythm and blues charts of the World War II era with hits like "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie," "Let the Good Times Roll," "Is You Is or . . . Map (db m117265) HM
5 Arkansas, Monroe County, Brinkley — Willie CobbsSounds from the Soil & Soul — Arkansas Delta Music Trail —
Willie Cobbs was born July 15, 1932 in Smale, a small farming town near Brinkley in Monroe County, Arkansas. Known as an American blues singer, harmonica player, songwriter, and nightclub owner, his recording career has spanned six decades. His . . . Map (db m172846) HM
6 Arkansas, Monroe County, Clarendon — Clarendon
Known as "Mouth of Cache" 1799-1837, Clarendon by 1828 had a post office and ferry and was the crossing for the Memphis to Little Rock Military Road. The town became Monroe County seat in 1857 and was incorporated two years later. Destroyed by Union . . . Map (db m155262) HM
7 Arkansas, Monroe County, Clarendon — 63 — Clarendon in the Civil War
Clarendon was a major White River port and crossroads when the Civil War began. Six Confederate companies were raised here and in Monroe County in 1861-2. A Union fleet tried to supply the Army of the Southwest here in June 1862, but turned back . . . Map (db m152977) HM
8 Arkansas, Monroe County, Clarendon — C-5 — Monroe County First Court House
The first court house in Monroe County, created in 1829, was erected about 1830 on a site on Joseph Jacob's farm, to which was given the name of Lawrenceville. There it remained until 1856, when the county seat was moved to Clarendon.Map (db m153390) HM
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9 Arkansas, Monroe County, Holly Grove — Initial Point of the Louisiana Purchase Survey
This stone marks the base established Nov. 10, 1815 from which the lands of the Louisiana Purchase were surveyed by the United States Engineers. The first survey from this point was made to satisfy the claims of the soldiers of the War of 1812 . . . Map (db m6037) HM
10 Arkansas, Monroe County, Holly Grove — Life in the Swamp — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
Before Lewis and Clark explored the Louisiana Territory in 1804, little was known about the land or the animals of this vast region. President Jefferson, interested in America's natural resources, instructed the expedition to collect specimens and . . . Map (db m155194) HM
11 Arkansas, Monroe County, Holly Grove — Louisiana Purchase State Park — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
This park preserves and protects two of Arkansas's greatest heritages: The "initial point" of the 1815 Louisiana Territory land survey and one of the state's few "headwater" swamps. The elevated boardwalk allows for safe viewing of the park's . . . Map (db m155180) HM
12 Arkansas, Monroe County, Holly Grove — Louisiana Territory: 1682-1800 — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
Development In 1682, one hundred and forty years after Hernando de Soto and his conquistadors searched for treasure in the vast regions west of the Mississippi River, the French explorer, LaSalle, claimed all the land, resources and peoples of . . . Map (db m155192) HM
13 Arkansas, Monroe County, Holly Grove — The Opening of the American West — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
This point was established by survey on November 10, 1815 by U.S. Government survey teams led by Prospect Robbins and Joseph Brown. Recognizing the national significance of this Initial Point, the L'Anguille Chapter of the DAR sought placement of a . . . Map (db m155200) HM
14 Arkansas, Monroe County, Holly Grove — The Purchase: 1801-1803 — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
President Thomas Jefferson learned Spain had ceded the Louisiana Territory back to France in early 1801. Fearing Napoleon would close the Mississippi to American trade, the President sent Ambassador Robert Livingston to Paris (September, 1801) to . . . Map (db m155195) HM
15 Arkansas, Monroe County, Holly Grove — The Survey: 1815 — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
The official Survey of the Louisiana Territory was ordered in 1815 by President Madison to establish a system for distributing this land as payment to veterans of the War of 1812. Commissioned by the United States Government, Prospect K. Robbins . . . Map (db m155197) HM
16 Arkansas, Monroe County, Holly Grove — The Swamp — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park is situated in an unusual habitat — a "headwater" swamp. This swamp differs greatly from the more common "backwater" swamps. Found within the floodplain zones of large streams and rivers, backwater swamps . . . Map (db m155188) HM
17 Arkansas, Monroe County, Holly Grove — Two Lines Mark the Future of the United States — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
The stone marker behind you marks the 'Initial Point' for the survey of the Louisiana Purchase Territory. The east-west Baseline and the north-south line, the Fifth Principal Meridian, are fundamental in land transactions throughout the western . . . Map (db m155199) HM
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Jun. 2, 2023