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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pocahontas, Arkansas
Location of Pocahontas, Arkansas
► Randolph County (41) ► Clay County (6) ► Greene County (4) ► Lawrence County (29) ► Sharp County (4) ► Oregon County, Missouri (0) ► Ripley County, Missouri (0)
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Confederate Brigadier General Jeff Thompson was known as "The Missouri
Swamp Fox" because he was so elusive at ambushing and escaping the Union Army during the first years of the war. General Thompson led a battalion of cavalry that conducted . . . — — Map (db m170349) HM|
"Pocahontas is beautifully situated on the west bank of Black River… As a trading point, it is unsurpassed by any town of its size in the state."
J. C. Martin of Pocahontas
As agriculture in Randolph . . . — — Map (db m170298) HM
Erected in memory of the significant pain and lasting effects suffered by the people of Pocahontas and Randolph County during the Civil War.
Site of the capture of Confederate General Jeff Thompson, who was . . . — — Map (db m172095) HM WM|
Billy Lee Riley was born in Pocahontas October 5,
1933. During his early childhood he lived just
off the Marr Street on Haw Street.
He recorded his first several hits, including
"Red Hot" at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis
and his . . . — — Map (db m159744) HM|
|Col. Robert G. Shaver established a camp near Pocahontas to train troops for the 7th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A., including two Randolph County companies. With 1,250 men and officers, the 7th was one of the largest regiments raised in Arkansas. They . . . — — Map (db m159749) HM|
| A Pharmacy has been on this site since 1854, the oldest Pharmacy location in Arkansas. — — Map (db m174001) HM|
|Randolph County was a "No-Man's Land" during all of the years of the
Civil War. Pocahontas and Pitman's Ferry were strategic locations because
of their necessary river crossings and important roads, and both the Union
and Confederate Armies . . . — — Map (db m170352) HM|
deMun, a French aristocrat (Chevalier or Knight),
emigrated to the U.S. in the 1790s. A trained
draftsman, he became the right hand man of
Benjamin Latrobe, architect of the U.S. Capitol.
deMun oversaw the construction of the west wing . . . — — Map (db m170292) HM|
The railroad depot was donated to the City of Pocahontas by Michael Parker to honor the memory of his Grandfather,
Mr. Earney L. Dickson
He was a prominent businessman in Randolph County from 1920's until his death in 1974, During his . . . — — Map (db m174944) HM|
People have hunted and fished in the rich Black River Basin at least since the Paleo Indian Period (beginning around 10,000 B.C.). More recently, Native American built villages and mounds across the Mississippi River valley (3000 B.C.-A.D.1650). . . . — — Map (db m170367) HM|
|William Hix operated the first ferry in Arkansas sometime around 1803
over the Current River, which separates northeastern Randolph County
from Missouri. It was on the Natchitoches Trace, also known as the Old
Southwest Trail. This important road . . . — — Map (db m170295) HM|
• July 22 General William J. Hardee, commander of all 6,000 available troops in Arkansas, established headquarters and training at Pitman's Ferry and mustering at Camp Shaver in Pocahontas.
• February March General Earl Van Dorn, . . . — — Map (db m170354) HM|
|The first court house in Randolph county, created in 1835, was erected in 1886, on the site of the town of Pocahontas, which was then known as Bettis' Bluff. — — Map (db m170293) HM|
|At the beginning of the War Between the States in the spring of 1861, the people of Randolph County, with but few individual exceptions, were in favor of the proposed Confederacy, and did all in their power to help establish it Units, of Confederate . . . — — Map (db m170289) HM|
|Arkansas' oldest continuously operating barber shop. — — Map (db m174002) HM|
"We have a large quantity of vacant land in this country … and have room for one thousand good and industrious families, and bread and meat to feed them."
A Pocahontas resident
Jan. 2. 1852
Many . . . — — Map (db m170359) HM
|The famed African Explorer, Stanley trekked into
unexplored east Africa in 1869 in search of the
long lost English missionary, Dr. David Livingston.
On finding him in 1871, Stanley uttered the now
famous line "Dr. Livingston, I presume?" . . . — — Map (db m170294) HM|
|Housed Confederate and Union Headquarters. Confederate General M. Jeff Thompson, the Missouri Swamp Fox, was captured here in August, 1863 — — Map (db m174003) HM|
|Everything needed for transportation by horse, buggy and wagon. Spinnenweber and Peters also formed a construction company which built most of the downtown buildings between 1890 and 1940. — — Map (db m172033) HM|
"A channel broad and deep…"
W B Guion, United States civil engineer
Aug. 1 1837
You are standing on a bluff overlooking the Black River, in the heart of historic Pocahontas. This spot offers an . . . — — Map (db m170278) HM
The contemporary riverbank you see here barely resembles the site that fishers, hunters, farmers, and traders visited for 10,000 years. Some native trees are visible, however. Look for black willow and silver maple.
Farmers still grow crops, . . . — — Map (db m170361) HM|
|The Old Randolph County Courthouse has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior April 24, 1973. — — Map (db m172011) HM|
|Sometime before 1830, Ransom Bettis arrived and built a home on the bluff
overlooking this site. He operated a trading post for steamboat passengers and
pioneers traveling down the National Military Road. Bettis Bluff, as it was called
then, . . . — — Map (db m170290) HM|
"This … region [is] annually covered by water and at all seasons by a heavy growth of timber [and] thick can-brakes."
U.S. Rep. A. H. Sevier of Arkansas
Feb. 21. 1838
The Black River flows through . . . — — Map (db m170376) HM
|This meteor fell July 1859 in the Black River Bottoms of Randolph County. It was discovered by A.H. Keith. Donated by the Keith family March 16th in celebration of Arkansas' sesquicentennial. — — Map (db m171651) HM|
These gave all
Names not listed
World War I
We the citizens of Randolph County pay humble tribute to the living and the dead who helped preserve us a free people.
World War II
May . . . — — Map (db m172264) WM|
|To those who served Freedom is not free — — Map (db m172331) WM|