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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

 
Clickable Map of Lawrence 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 Lawrence County, AR (29) Craighead County, AR (6) Greene County, AR (4) Independence County, AR (8) Jackson County, AR (5) Randolph County, AR (41) Sharp County, AR (4)  LawrenceCounty(29) Lawrence County (29)  CraigheadCounty(6) Craighead County (6)  GreeneCounty(4) Greene County (4)  IndependenceCounty(8) Independence County (8)  JacksonCounty(5) Jackson County (5)  RandolphCounty(41) Randolph County (41)  SharpCounty(4) Sharp County (4)
Location of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
    Lawrence County (29)
    Craighead County (6)
    Greene County (4)
    Independence County (8)
    Jackson County (5)
    Randolph County (41)
    Sharp County (4)
 
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1Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Beatles Park
A quiet night in 1964 was interrupted by the unusual sound of an airliner approaching Walnut Ridge Airport. Its arrival sparked enough interest that three local teens went to investigate, only to discover John, Paul, Ringo and George walking from . . . Map (db m170608) HM
2Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Billy Lee Riley — Rock 'n Roll Highway 67 —
Born along Rock 'n' Roll Highway 67 in Pocahontas, Billy Lee Riley was known for fronting one of the hottest rock bands on the touring circuit. His four years at Sun Records resulted in a number of singles that influenced rock musicians for . . . Map (db m170391) HM
3Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Carl Perkins — Rock 'n Roll Highway 67 —
Carl Perkins delivered what many consider the first big hit of rock 'n' roll music. His "Blue Suede Shoes" in 1956 shot to number one across a broad range of music charts and became the first million- selling single for Sun Records. Perkins . . . Map (db m170395) HM
4Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Clark Family Served Their Country
Sons and grandsons of Sgt. Luther S. Clark and Aurora C. Clark of Black Rock, AR who served in the military. Sons Major Chester M Clark, Army Air Corps • Cm-3 Millard M Clark, Navy • TS/3 Lavelle Clark, Army • S/Sgt. C Leroy Clark, . . . Map (db m174063) WM
5Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Company A, 2nd Battalion Memorial
Honoring the men of the Arkansas National Guard Company A, 2nd Battalion stationed in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas for selfless service.Map (db m174006) WM
6Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Conway Twitty — Rock 'n Roll Highway 67 —
With an astounding 55 number one hits to his credit, Conway Twitty was a legendary performer. Bụt while he is remembered best as a country superstar, he started his career and scored his first big hit as a rockabilly singer. . . . Map (db m170389) HM
7Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Debra Jane "Debbie" Johnson — Lt. Col. USAF Res (Ret)
. . . Map (db m174071) HM
8Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Dedicated to all Veterans who Served their Country
Dedicated to all Veterans who Served their Country 1995 Quorum Court Judge Alex LathamMap (db m169369) WM
9Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Duty Called…They Answered
CMSGT Gerald C Freligh Sr. USAF WWII, Korea, Vietnam November 13, 1941- July 1 1974 BSM, AFCM, MSM Maj. Gerald C. Freligh Jr. USA September 29 1978 - September 29 1995 Special Forces "Green Beret" USA/Europe/Asia/Latin America . . . Map (db m174048) WM
10Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Honored to serve their Country
Billie Robert, Army, WWII • Austin G Smith, Army, WWII • Freddy J Robert, Navy, WWII, Korea • W. A. Slayton, Army, WWII • Kenneth Slayton, Navy, WWII • Veston Broadway, AAF, WWII • Robert Hicks, USAF, WWII, 1955-1963 • James H. . . . Map (db m174044) WM
11Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — In Honor Of Carter and Della Holm Family
Master Sergeant Carter Holm, US Army 43rd Combat Engineer 1941-1945 • LTC. Betty L Holm, US Army - Logistics, Daughter • 1Sgt. James Carter Holm, US Army - Combat Engineer, Grandson • MSgt. Jacob Holm, US Air Force - Security Forces, . . . Map (db m174050) WM
12Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — In Memory of the Young Men who made the Supreme Sacrifice — Killed while training to serve their country — Army Air Force Basic Flying School, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas —
2nd LT John W Gillette III 11-15-42 • CPL Donald H Bucklin 11-15-42 • Cadet Charles E Thiede, 12-1-42 • 2ND LT Harry B House, 1-4-43 • 2nd LT Frank W Roberts, 1-29-43 • 2nd LT Arthur Krasne, 1-29-43 • Cadet, William M Cosine Jr., . . . Map (db m175050) WM
13Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Jerry Lee Lewis — Rock 'n Roll Highway 67 —
"Great Balls of Fire” was his signature hit, and the title could just, as easily have described Jerry Lee Lewis himself. His unbounded energy on the stage made Jerry Lee a nearly unrivaled performer, unlike anything most crowds had ever . . . Map (db m170386) HM
14Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Johnny Cash — Rock 'n Roll Highway 67 —
Northeast Arkansas native Johnny Cash brought his own style to Rock 'n' Roll Highway 67. His music was more country than rock, but he produced an innovative sound that enthralled fans for over five decades. Most of Johnny's shows along Rock . . . Map (db m170304) HM
15Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Roy Orbison — Rock 'n Roll Highway 67 —
Before his trademark dark, glasses and “Oh, Pretty Woman”. made him a legend Roy Orbison was a regular performer along Rock 'n' Roll Highway 67. As a recording artist with Sun Records in the 1950s, Orbison was among the musicians . . . Map (db m170402) HM
16Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Sonny Burgess — Rock 'n Roll Highway 67 —
Rock' n' Roll Highway 67 is more than a collection of venues for Albert Austin "Sonny" Burgess. It is home. The rockabilly pioneer has always made his home in Newport, and it was there that he first made his name as an outstanding musical . . . Map (db m170388) HM
17Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — T/SGT Cucial Julian Roberts — In Grateful Memory
Engineer - Top Turret Gunner B-17 Flying Fortress - WWII On September 27, 1943 his aircraft the Elusive Elcy was attacked by enemy aircraft near Norden, Germany. A giant explosion severed the left wing. Sgt. Roberts and 9 other crew . . . Map (db m174047) HM WM
18Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — The Legacy of John A. Rhea
Much of what we currently know and enjoy as Walnut Ridge is built upon the work of an enterprising, 19th Century businessman by the name of John Rhea. His life, and even his death, are the stuff of local legend. John A. Rhea was born in . . . Map (db m170301) HM
19Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — To Honor Robert P Bush — 1919 - 2010
. . . Map (db m174004) WM
20Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Valor
In memory of our Lawrence Co Sons who made the supreme sacrifice in service for our country. In memory of our Lawrence Co. Officers who gave their life in service for our community. Gene Matthews • John BiggersMap (db m170242) WM
21Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
Col. W.M. Ponder, Founder, 1874Map (db m170241) HM
22Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Wanda Jackson — Rock 'n Roll Highway 67 —
Wanda Jackson created a sensation in rockabilly music, and on Rock 'n' Roll Highway 67. In-a music industry dominated at the time by male performers, Wanda stormed onto the scene while still a teenager. Porky's Roof Top in Newport was . . . Map (db m170965) HM
23Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Washboard Sam
From the farm fields of Walnut Ridge to sold-out halls in Chicago, Washboard Sam became a major player on the blues scene in the 1930s and '40s. Born Robert Brown on July 15, 1910, Washboard Sam was a native son of Walnut Ridge, where he was . . . Map (db m170300) HM
24Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — We the residents of Lawrence Co.
We, the residence of Lawrence Co., erect this memorial to express our love and most sincere appreciation for the distinguished service displayed by our troops in protecting and preserving our freedoms During the Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, . . . Map (db m169765) WM
25Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — When The Beatles Came to Town
Newell Mock had a love for photography and a camera always at the ready. He captured these black and white images on September 20, 1964 as the Beatles returned to Walnut Ridge Airport from their weekend vacation at Pigman's Ranch in Missouri. John . . . Map (db m170243) HM
 
Jul. 25, 2021