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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pocahontas, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Randolph County, AR (41) Clay County, AR (6) Greene County, AR (4) Lawrence County, AR (29) Sharp County, AR (4) Oregon County, MO (0) Ripley County, MO (0)  RandolphCounty(41) Randolph County (41)  ClayCounty(6) Clay County (6)  GreeneCounty(4) Greene County (4)  LawrenceCounty(29) Lawrence County (29)  SharpCounty(4) Sharp County (4)  OregonCountyMissouri(0) Oregon County (0)  RipleyCounty(0) Ripley County (0)
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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1Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — “The Missouri Swamp Fox” is Captured in Pocahontas — The Pocahontas Civil War River Walk —
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
2Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — A Shipping Route
"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 1857
As agriculture in Randolph . . . Map (db m170298) HM
3Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — American Civil War Monument
(side 1) Erected in memory of the significant pain and lasting effects suffered by the people of Pocahontas and Randolph County during the Civil War. (side 2) Site of the capture of Confederate General Jeff Thompson, who was . . . Map (db m172095) HM WM
4Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Birthplace Of A Legend
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
5Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — 129 — Camp Shaver
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
6Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Futrell Pharmacy
A Pharmacy has been on this site since 1854, the oldest Pharmacy location in Arkansas.Map (db m174001) HM
7Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — General Sterling Price's Invasion of Missouri — The Pocahontas Civil War River Walk —
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
8Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Lewis deMun
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
9Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Mr. Earney L. Dickson
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
10Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Native American Culture
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
11Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Pitman's Ferry — The Pocahontas Civil War River Walk —
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
12Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Randolph County Civil War Timeline — The Pocahontas Civil War River Walk —
1861 • 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. 1862 • February March General Earl Van Dorn, . . . Map (db m170354) HM
13Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — H-11 — Randolph County Court House
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
14Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Randolph County during the War Between the States — Arkansas Civil War Heritage Trail —
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
15Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Sanitary Barber ShopSince 1894
Arkansas' oldest continuously operating barber shop.Map (db m174002) HM
16Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Settlement
"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
17Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Sir Henry Morton Stanley
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
18Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Site of the St. Charles Hotel1852
Housed Confederate and Union Headquarters. Confederate General M. Jeff Thompson, the Missouri Swamp Fox, was captured here in August, 1863Map (db m174003) HM
19Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Spinnenweber and Peters Equine Store and Merchantile1895
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
20Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — The Black River
"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
21Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — The Black River Today
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
22Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — The Old Randolph County Courthouse
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
23Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — The Pocahontas Civil War River Walk Memorial
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
24Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — The River Basin
"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
25Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — This meteor fell July 1859
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
26Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Veterans Memorial
Randolph County will remember 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
27Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Veterans Memorial
To those who served Freedom is not freeMap (db m172331) WM
 
Jun. 21, 2021