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Historical Markers and War Memorials in El Dorado, Arkansas

Clickable Map of Union 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> Union County, AR (15) Ashley County, AR (3) Bradley County, AR (1) Calhoun County, AR (1) Columbia County, AR (5) Ouachita County, AR (20) Claiborne Parish, LA (17) Morehouse Parish, LA (4) Union Parish, LA (4)  UnionCounty(15) Union County (15)  AshleyCounty(3) Ashley County (3)  BradleyCounty(1) Bradley County (1)  CalhounCounty(1) Calhoun County (1)  ColumbiaCounty(5) Columbia County (5)  OuachitaCounty(20) Ouachita County (20)  ClaiborneParishLouisiana(17) Claiborne Parish (17)  MorehouseParish(4) Morehouse Parish (4)  UnionParish(4) Union Parish (4)
El Dorado is the county seat for Union County
El Dorado is in Union County
      Union County (15)  
      Ashley County (3)  
      Bradley County (1)  
      Calhoun County (1)  
      Columbia County (5)  
      Ouachita County (20)  
      Claiborne Parish, Louisiana (17)  
      Morehouse Parish, Louisiana (4)  
      Union Parish, Louisiana (4)  
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1 Arkansas, Union County, El Dorado — El Dorado Female Institute
Bennett. G. Clark and Sarah W. Clark deeded this land to William Rust, John H. Cornish, John R. Hampton, and William H. Hines, trustees of El Dorado Female Institute, in 1847. May 7, 1858 Albert Rust deeded additional land to Robert Goodwin. . . . Map (db m121358) HM
2 Arkansas, Union County, El Dorado — El Dorado Masonic Temple
El Dorado Masonic Temple has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Erected 1924 Map (db m121976) HM
3 Arkansas, Union County, El Dorado — First Union County Courthouse
. . . Map (db m121964) HM
4 Arkansas, Union County, El Dorado — For Service in Iraq and Afghanistan
In honor of the brave Americans who served and those that gave their lives on behalf of a grateful nation Reverse Gulf War August 2, 1990 — February 28, 1991 Iraq War March 20, 2003 — December . . . Map (db m121766) WM
5 Arkansas, Union County, El Dorado — Oil in Arkansas — Chaos
Within a few short months El Dorado's population doubled, and, before the year was out, it doubled again before peaking two years later at over 40,000. With the population explosion came oilmen from Louisiana and Texas, but along with them on . . . Map (db m121352) HM
6 Arkansas, Union County, El Dorado — Oil in Arkansas — The Discovery
On January 10th, 1921, shortly after 4:00 P.M., on a cold January day, a deafening roar from a drilling rig one mile west of El Dorado announced the discovery of oil in Arkansas. Dr. Samuel Busey brought in the Armstrong #1 as an earthshaking, . . . Map (db m121350) HM
7 Arkansas, Union County, El Dorado — Oil in Arkansas — The Smackover Field
A little over a year after the initial oil discovery by Dr. Busey, the Oil Operators Trust--Murphy #1, a wildcat well staked on a geologic feature called the Norphlet dome, drilled into the gas-cap of what would become the huge Smackover Oil . . . Map (db m121356) HM
8 Arkansas, Union County, El Dorado — Oil in Arkansas — The Wildcatters
During the oil boom numerous individuals, or wildcatters, made their mark on the South Arkansas scene. H. L. Hunt, at one time the richest man in the world, opened a barrelhouse on Hamburger Row, made his financial stake there, and then . . . Map (db m121357) HM
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9 Arkansas, Union County, El Dorado — The Gunfight on El Dorado's Courthouse Square, Oct. 9, 1902
• Marshal Guy Tucker (1) argues with Walter (2) and Tom (3) Parnell at east gate of courthouse fence. Tucker draws pistol and covers them. • Jim Parnell (4) approaches fence and Tucker warns him not to get behind him. • Harrison Dearing (5) . . . Map (db m121343) HM
10 Arkansas, Union County, El Dorado — The Gunfight on the SquareHistoric Union Square — October 9, 1902 4:30 p.m. —
Marshal Guy B. Tucker, Constable Harrison Dearing, and other supporters, faced the four Parnell Brothers, Jim, Mat, Tom, and Walter. Killed Constable Harrison Dearing. Killed Walter Parnell. Killed Tom Parnell. Wounded Dr. Robert . . . Map (db m121342) HM
11 Arkansas, Union County, El Dorado — D-38 — Union County Second Courthouse
This marks the site of the second court house built in Union County. Completed May 1st, 1848. The spot was originally a pond where ducks gathered in season. Emigrants in search of home sites frequently camped alongs its banks. It was filled in under . . . Map (db m121292) HM
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Dec. 9, 2023