“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 Black Rock, Arkansas

Clickable Map of Randolph 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> Randolph County, AR (47) Clay County, AR (6) Greene County, AR (4) Lawrence County, AR (29) Sharp County, AR (4) Oregon County, MO (3) Ripley County, MO (12)  RandolphCounty(47) Randolph County (47)  ClayCounty(6) Clay County (6)  GreeneCounty(4) Greene County (4)  LawrenceCounty(29) Lawrence County (29)  SharpCounty(4) Sharp County (4)  OregonCountyMissouri(3) Oregon County (3)  RipleyCounty(12) Ripley County (12)
Pocahontas is the county seat for Randolph County
Black Rock is in Randolph County
      Randolph County (47)  
      Clay County (6)  
      Greene County (4)  
      Lawrence County (29)  
      Sharp County (4)  
      Oregon County, Missouri (3)  
      Ripley County, Missouri (12)  
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1Arkansas (Randolph County), Black Rock — Archeology Uncovers the Past — Davidsonville Historic State Park —
Why Excavate at Davidsonville? Although there are surviving documents to tell us about Davidsonville, the town existed for such a short period that many parts of the story were not written down. Day- to-day activities were too common to . . . Map (db m170943) HM
2Arkansas (Randolph County), Black Rock — Commerce and Business — Davidsonville Historic State Park —
Businesses at Home Davidsonville's shops and businesses often shared the same building as the family house. For example, Jacob Garrett's public house on Lots 34-35 was part of his residence, and John Miller ran a store out of his home . . . Map (db m170926) HM
3Arkansas (Randolph County), Black Rock — County Jail — Davidsonville Historic State Park —
Jail Construction Trials of the accused and incarceration of the guilty are two functions of a county seat, so the building of a jail was paired with that of the courthouse. The funds to pay for its construction also came from the sale . . . Map (db m170831) HM
4Arkansas (Randolph County), Black Rock — County Seat Town — Davidsonville Historic State Park —
Legal Heart of the County While trials of criminal cases might have been the most exciting events that went on at the courthouse, the day-to-day business of municipal life was what made the county seat important. It was here that land . . . Map (db m170919) HM
5Arkansas (Randolph County), Black Rock — Courthouse Square — Davidsonville Historic State Park —
Courthouse Architecture Prominently placed in the center of the town square sat the Lawrence County Courthouse. Although no illustration of the courthouse has been found, research indicates it was built on a plan commonly used in the . . . Map (db m170851) HM
6Arkansas (Randolph County), Black Rock — Davidsonville Town Site — 1815 - 1830 — Davidsonville Historic State Park —
Beneath the Ground Remnants of this short-lived, but ambitious, town lie buried beneath the soil surrounding you. Excavations and archival research by the Arkansas Archeological Survey are beginning to reveal the layout of the town, . . . Map (db m170947) HM
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7Arkansas (Randolph County), Black Rock — Davidsonville's Courthouse — Davidsonville Historic State Park —
The steel beams surrounding you form a "ghost structure” to represent the essence of the courthouse as it stood during Davidsonville's prime. Arkansas's first courthouse took three years to complete (1819-1822). It was the most prominent . . . Map (db m170920) HM
8Arkansas (Randolph County), Black Rock — Decline and Abandonment — Davidsonville Historic State Park —
Myths Within the short span of 15 years, Davidsonville rose in size and importance, and just as quickly returned to oblivion. The quick demise of Davidsonville led to local myths about its fall—a yellow fever epidemic, a mass . . . Map (db m170939) HM
9Arkansas (Randolph County), Black Rock — First Postal Stop — Davidsonville Historic State Park —
Routes Established The U.S. Congress established post roads in the late 1700s, which were the routes that carried mail throughout the country and into the distant territories. Having a postal stop in one's town was very desirable, . . . Map (db m170935) HM
10Arkansas (Randolph County), Black Rock — House Lots — Davidsonville Historic State Park —
Houses Davidsonville was laid out with 48 lots around a public square, although only a few lots have been examined by archeologists so far. Lots held houses, businesses, and outbuildings, and archeologists know of at least 10 . . . Map (db m170929) HM
11Arkansas (Randolph County), Black Rock — Oldest Town Site in Arkansas — Old Davidsonville State Park
The first post office in Arkansas was established here on June 28, 1817, with Adam Richie as postmaster. Old Davidsonville was also the site of the first court house in Arkansas, built in 1815. The first United States Land Office in Arkansas . . . Map (db m170802) HM
12Arkansas (Randolph County), Black Rock — Private Residence / Post Office — Davidsonville Historic State Park —
The steel beams you are standing under form a "ghost structure” to provide an outline of the original home's dimensions. Situated on the corner of the town square and next to the main road, this house was prominent in the hustle and . . . Map (db m170932) HM
13Arkansas (Randolph County), Black Rock — Public House — Davidsonville Historic State Park —
A Place to Gather In 1819 Jacob Garrett purchased this lot, built a house, and in 1821 received a license to “keep a public house of entertainment." A public house, or pub, was a place licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. In . . . Map (db m170835) HM
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14Arkansas (Randolph County), Black Rock — Transportation — Davidsonville Historic State Park —
River Highway Davidsonville was located on a wedge- shaped piece of land formed by the confluence of the Black, Spring, and Eleven Point rivers, placing it in the midst of the transportation and trade superhighways of the era. . . . Map (db m170927) HM
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Nov. 27, 2022