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

Clickable Map of Jackson 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> Jackson County, AR (16) Craighead County, AR (16) Cross County, AR (18) Independence County, AR (37) Lawrence County, AR (38) Poinsett County, AR (7) White County, AR (20) Woodruff County, AR (13)  JacksonCounty(16) Jackson County (16)  CraigheadCounty(16) Craighead County (16)  CrossCounty(18) Cross County (18)  IndependenceCounty(37) Independence County (37)  LawrenceCounty(38) Lawrence County (38)  PoinsettCounty(7) Poinsett County (7)  WhiteCounty(20) White County (20)  WoodruffCounty(13) Woodruff County (13)
Newport is the county seat for Jackson County
Jacksonport is in Jackson County
      Jackson County (16)  
      Craighead County (16)  
      Cross County (18)  
      Independence County (37)  
      Lawrence County (38)  
      Poinsett County (7)  
      White County (20)  
      Woodruff County (13)  
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1 Arkansas, Jackson County, Jacksonport — Building the City
Thomas Todd Tunstall laid out the town of Jacksonport in the mid 1830s. He built a hotel and several businesses along the river front. By 1840, several buildings had been added. The town grew, and was incorporated on December 17, 1852. In 1853 . . . Map (db m221243) HM
2 Arkansas, Jackson County, Jacksonport — Jackson County CourthouseBuilt 1869 - 72
. . . Map (db m116611) HM
3 Arkansas, Jackson County, Jacksonport — Jackson Guards Monument
[South face] The Jackson Guards were organized at Jacksonport, Jackson County, Arkansas, by Capt. A. B. Pickett, a prominent lawyer of Jacksonport, Sunday morning, May 5, 1861. The company was marched to the Presbyterian Church and there . . . Map (db m221231) HM WM
4 Arkansas, Jackson County, Jacksonport — Jacksonport Civil War Cannon
Cannon's History Although this cannon was used by the Union Army during the Civil War far from its present location, it is a unique piece of Jackson County history. The barrel is a Model-1861, Number 349, made in 1862 by the Phoenix Iron . . . Map (db m221224) HM
5 Arkansas, Jackson County, Jacksonport — Jacksonport in the Civil War
Jacksonport was one of the main mustering points for the Confederate army in Arkansas. Throughout the war both armies contended for possession of this strategic port located at the center of the White and Black river trade. The Confederate attack on . . . Map (db m116206) HM
6 Arkansas, Jackson County, Jacksonport — 60 — Shelling of Jacksonport
In spring 1862, Confederate Gen. Thomas Hindman sent the C.S.S. Maurepas under Capt. Joseph Fry up the White River to destroy Union supplies at Jacksonport and Grand Glaize. Fry arrived on June 2, 1862, and began shelling Jacksonport. Union . . . Map (db m116187) HM
7 Arkansas, Jackson County, Jacksonport — Surrender at Jacksonport
Here on June 5, 1865 Confederate General Jeff Thompson formally surrendered the army of Northern Arkansas to Union military authorities. More than five thousand officers and enlisted men who served under Thompson were paroled here, as were . . . Map (db m116199) HM
8 Arkansas, Jackson County, Jacksonport — The Courthouse
Jacksonport became the county seat in 1853. Delayed by the Civil War, courthouse construction was not begun until 1869. It was completed in 1872. When the county seat was moved to Newport in 1892, this building became a school, a cotton gin, the . . . Map (db m221217) HM
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9 Arkansas, Jackson County, Jacksonport — The Port of Jacksonport
In the late 1700s this area became a trade center due to its location on the White River near the mouth of the Black River. In 1833, Thomas Todd Tunstall, piloted one of the first steamboats to venture up the White River. Shortly thereafter he . . . Map (db m221246) HM
10 Arkansas, Jackson County, Jacksonport — Welcome to Jacksonport State Park
Jacksonport's unique location at the meeting of the Black and White Rivers shaped its history and natural resources. Founded as a river port town in the mid-19th century, it thrived on the steamboat trade. This traffic made the town a center of . . . Map (db m221244) HM
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Apr. 16, 2024