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Daughters of the American Revolution Historical Markers

Markers erected by all chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). DAR is dedicated to historical preservation, accomplished by the efforts of its chapters at the local level. One of the ways they accomplish this is by placing monuments around the world to memorialize people and events throughout American history.

The series also includes other markers that mention DAR where DAR is not the erecting organization, where a DAR marker is nearby or where an additional photo of a DAR tablet or plaque is included in the page but it does not include enough information to be considered a marker in its own right.
 
Reverse side of Women's Veterans Memorial image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, April 20, 2019
Reverse side of Women's Veterans Memorial
1 Alabama, Baldwin County, Spanish Fort — Women's Veterans Memorial — Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Dedicated to all women veterans who have served, sacrificed and suffered for our nation. Your patriotism and courage are greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. [Seals of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps & . . . Map (db m100943) WM
2 Alabama, Butler County, Chapman — Early Native Americans in Butler County / Indian Trails and Travelers in Butler County
Early Native Americans in Butler County Native Americans lived in the land that would become Alabama for thousands of years before settlers arrived. They included the Creeks, a multiethnic confederacy of tribes descended from the . . . Map (db m246820) HM
3 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Butler County World War I Memorial — The United States World War One Centennial Commission —
On August 28, 1917, Alabama National Guardsmen departed from Union Station in Montgomery for shipment to France as the 167th United States Infantry Regiment of the Rainbow Division. Men from Butler County killed in action during 1918 in that great . . . Map (db m120940) WM
4 Alabama, Calhoun County, Alexandria — The Tallasahatchie Battle Field
This stone marks the site of the Tallasahatchie Battle Field. On this spot Lieut. Gen. John Coffee with Gen. Andrew Jackson's men won a victory over the Creek Indians, Nov. 3, 1813.Map (db m36554) HM
5 Alabama, Calhoun County, Oxford — Creek Indian Campaign Memorial
A Memorial to Gen. Andrew Jackson, the Tennessee Patriots, the Alabama Patriots, and pioneers who by their courage and fortitude in 1813 - 1814, won five successful battles in the Creek Indian Campaign. Side . . . Map (db m106593) HM
6 Alabama, Clarke County, Suggsville — Fort Madison-Creek War 1812-13
This marks the site of pioneer stockade commanded by Captains Sam Dale and Evan Austill. Choctaw Chieftain Pushmattaha often here. Expedition terminating in noted Canoe Fight on Alabama River immediately east of this site, was . . . Map (db m101566) HM
7 Alabama, Clarke County, Whatley — Old Indian Trail
Here passed the Old Indian Trail used as a dividing line between the Choctaw and Creek Tribes. General Andrew Jackson and his troops rested here for the night in 1813.Map (db m47633) HM
8 Alabama, Coffee County, Elba — Folsom Birthplace
James Elisha (Big Jim) Folsom, a resident of Elba, Coffee County, served as the 45th and 47th Governor of Alabama. Folsom lived in this home from 1908 to 1910 when it was located near the Folsom Mill Creek and Tabernacle communities. The Folsom . . . Map (db m94160) HM
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9 Alabama, Colbert County, Cherokee — George Colbert Memorial
This monument is to memorialize Chickasaw Chief George Colbert who operated a river ferry, traveler’s stand, and had a home on this Natchez Trace site. Colbert Co. AL was named in his honor.Map (db m84706) HM
10 Alabama, Conecuh County, Burnt Corn — James Salter
. . . Map (db m47979) HM
11 Alabama, Dallas County, Selma — This Tablet Commemorates the Visit of Lafayette
Soldier of France Volunteer in the cause of American Liberty Guest of the Nation Entertained in Selma On his way to Cahaba 1825 Placed by the Cherokee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Selma, Alabama June 14, . . . Map (db m37671) HM
12 Alabama, DeKalb County, Sulphur Springs — Wills Town
A Cherokee town founded 1770. Situated on Big Wills Creek, named for a half-breed chief, Red-Headed Will. A place of importance in the Cherokee Territory, it was the home of Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet; John Ross, the last chief of . . . Map (db m213367) HM
13 Alabama, Elmore County, Wetumpka — Fort Jackson
At this site stood Fort Toulouse, later Fort Jackson, named in honor of Gen. Andrew Jackson who on March 27, 1814, defeated the Creek Indians in a decisive battle at Horseshoe Bend. Erected by Peter Forney Chapter D.A.R. . . . Map (db m69705) HM
14 Alabama, Jackson County, Bridgeport — Rocky Springs Church of Christ
Oldest Church of Christ in the State 1807 - 1976 Placed by the Alabama Society Daughters of the American RevolutionMap (db m71538) HM
15 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Oak Hill Cemetery — 1871 – 1971 — D A R —
Among pioneer citizens of Birmingham who rest here are charter members of Alabama Society Daughters of the American RevolutionMap (db m241965) HM
16 Alabama, Jefferson County, Clay — Wear Cemetery
Established about 1850, Wear Cemetery is located off Old Springville Road to the northeast at Countryside Circle. In the 1800's the Wear family was among the first settlers of the community later known as Clay. Twenty-three remaining graves were . . . Map (db m25113) HM
17 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Rhodesville — General John Coffee
The Tennessee River Bridge honors General John Coffee. General Coffee served with distinction under General Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812's victory over Great Britain in the Battle of New Orleans. Jackson and Coffee used the Natchez Trace and . . . Map (db m232314) HM
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18 Alabama, Lee County, Auburn — Auburn - Alabama
Settled by Judge J. J. Harper and others from Harris County, Georgia, in 1836. This region was opened to settlement in 1836-37 by the removal of the Creek Indians to lands west of the Mississippi River. Erected by The Alabama . . . Map (db m39830) HM
19 Alabama, Lee County, Auburn — Auburn WWI Memorial
In memory of The Auburn Men who gave their lives in the World WarMap (db m106948) WM
20 Alabama, Lee County, Opelika — Lebanon Methodist Meeting House
Here in 1837 was Lebanon A Methodist meeting house around which grew up OpelikaMap (db m75149) HM
21 Alabama, Limestone County, Mooresville — Mooresville — Incorporated in 1818
Post office contains original call boxes Old tavern, 1817 used as stagecoach stop Red Brick Methodist church 1817 U.S. Gen. James A Garfield was stationed here 1862 White frame church is more than a century old Andrew Johnson was . . . Map (db m28154) HM
22 Alabama, Macon County, Creek Stand — In Memory of Phoebe Tolbert Key
Born About 1780    Died March 1852 Buried in Boram Cemetery 3 miles N.E. of this site Wife of Revolutionary War soldier Capt. Henry Key Jr. of S.C. Born April 11,1759 in VA. Died August 23,1810 in S.C.Map (db m190192) HM WM
23 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Howard Weeden Home
Built 1819 by H. C. Bradford, this home was later owned by John Read, John McKinley, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1837-1852), Bartley M. Lowe, M. C. Betts and Marie Howard Weeden (1846-1905) whose poetry and paintings preserve nineteenth . . . Map (db m221646) HM
24 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Huntsville's Pioneer Suffragists
Ratified in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteed women the right to vote. The Twickenham Town Chapter, NSDAR honors the history of Huntsville's pioneer suffragists, who met here at the home of Alberta Chapman Taylor . . . Map (db m160637) HM
25 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — John Williams Walker — 200 Alabama Bicentennial
Born in Virginia; graduate of Princeton; lawyer, planter, and politician. President of the Alabama Constitutional Convention held July 5-Aug 2, 1819 in what is now Huntsville; 1 of 8 signers from Madison County; and 1 of 44 delegates from 22 . . . Map (db m235545) HM
26 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Where Alabama Entered the Union — 1819    1910
This tablet marks the spot where Alabama entered the UnionMap (db m154266) HM
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27 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville, Five Points — Clement Comer Clay — 200 Alabama Bicentennial
Born in Virginia; attorney, judge, and planter. Chair of Committee of Fifteen that drafted the 1st Alabama Constitution during Convention held July 5-Aug 2, 1819 in what is now Huntsville; 1 of 8 signers from Madison County; and 1 of 44 delegates . . . Map (db m235535) HM
28 Alabama, Marshall County, Grant — Becker Hall
Constructed in 1937, the Florence H. Becker Recreation Hall was named in honor of Florence Hague Becker, President General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution from 1935 to 1938. The vertically placed pine logs used in the . . . Map (db m241934) HM
29 Alabama, Marshall County, Grant — Kate Duncan Smith - Daughters of the American Revolution School
In 1924, the Alabama Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) established Kate Duncan Smith School to provide a patriotic education dedicated to academic achievement and service to "God, Home, and Country" for the people of . . . Map (db m33308) HM
30 Alabama, Marshall County, Grant — Pennsylvania Bell Tower
Built as a water tower in 1937 by her husband in honor of Mrs. Harper Donelson Sheppard, Pennsylvania State Regent 1935-1938, and created a Bell Tower in 1973 upon the installation of a Carillion by the Pennsylvania Daughters in honor of Mrs. Harold . . . Map (db m76232) HM
31 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Oldest Episcopal Church in the State
Oldest Episcopal Church in the State 1823 • 1976 Placed by The Alabama Society Daughters of the American RevolutionMap (db m143480) HM
32 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — On this Spot Woodrow Wilson Said: — October 27, 1913 — 1913 - 1924 —
"I want to take this occasion to say that the United States will never again seek one additional foot of territory by conquest. She will devote herself to showing that she knows how to make honorable and fruitful use of the territory she has and she . . . Map (db m86381) HM
33 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Richards D.A.R. House Museum — 1860 —
One of the premier antebellum structures in the city, the house was built by Charles Richards, a riverboat captain originally from Maine. The building is considered to have Mobile's finest cast iron, featuring figures in a garden setting and . . . Map (db m241961) HM
34 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Tristan de Luna y Arellano — 1519–1573
Spanish conquistador who in the summer of 1559 led a large fleet to the northern Gulf Coast in the earliest grand attempt to colonize the area for Spain. He sailed into Mobile Bay in August 1559 with 11 ships, more than 500 soldiers, 1000 men, . . . Map (db m136742) HM
35 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Lucas Tavern / Lafayette
Lucas Tavern Stood four hundred yards north of this point Lafayette Spent the night here April 2, 1825Map (db m71358) HM
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36 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — To the Memory of General Marquis De La Fayette
In grateful recognition of his valiant service and in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of his visit to our cityMap (db m36508) HM
37 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Washington Elm Tree
Washington took command of the American Army under grandparent of this elm, Cambridge, Mass., July 3, 1775 Raised and given by Maryland D.A.R. and Alice Paret Dorsey as part of 200th anniversary of birth of Washington, . . . Map (db m155635) HM
38 Alabama, Montgomery County, Pintlala — 5 — Federal Road, 1805,
Federal Road, 1805, between Milledgeville, Ga. and St. Stephens, Ala. crossed here. Manac's Tavern was two miles west.Map (db m39770) HM
39 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Pike County WWI Memorial
In honor of the men of Pike County who served in the World War 1914-1918.Map (db m76759) WM
40 Alabama, Shelby County, Maylene — David Lindsay — Historical Cemetery Site
In Honor of Revolutionary War Soldier and Shelby County Pioneer Pvt. David Lindsay served with the Pennsylvania Militia during the Revolutionary War and moved to Alabama with wife Mary Casey Lindsay before 1820. The David Lindsay Historical . . . Map (db m144907) HM
41 Alabama, Sumter County, Livingston — Livingston, Ala. — First Settlement — 1832 —
(Title is text)Map (db m92666) HM
42 Alabama, Talladega County, Talladega — Jackson Trace — 1813 – 1918
This spot is near site of first U.S. Land Office, Talladega County 1832.Map (db m160547) HM
43 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Tallapoosa County World War I Memorial
To the memory of the men of Tallapoosa County Alabama who gave their lives in the World War Sanford E. Adams Henry Lorenza Dabbs Paul H. Harris Amos D. Howle Handley Mask Clarence E. Newell Allen Plant Harmie E. Stevens . . . Map (db m68068) WM
44 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Major Lemuel P. Montgomery — "He Acted With The Greatest Gallantry" — March 27, 1814 —
Leading the charge on the Indian defenses, Major Montgomery fell while storming the log barricade, Horseshoe Bend was his first battle. But the 28 year old Tennessean already a distinguished lawyer, was among the most promising of Jackson's officers.Map (db m51667) HM
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45 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Honor Roll of Soldiers and Patriots — of the American Revolution — 1775       1783 —
who came to Tuscaloosa County Alabama Robert Aiken • Isaac Jaudon Samuel Baker • Reuben Jones William Binion • Thomas Keates, Sr. Benjamin Blackburn • Daniel Lookingbill Benjamin Bruton • John Madison Thomas Clarke • Samuel . . . Map (db m144863) WM
46 Alabama, Wilcox County, Camden — Lieutenant Joseph Morgan Wilcox
Joseph Morgan Wilcox was born on March 15, 1790 in Killingsworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut. He was the son of Revolutionary War officer, Joseph Wilcox and Phoebe Morgan. On June 15, 1808, Cadet Wilcox entered the U.S. Military Academy where he . . . Map (db m68159) HM
47 Arizona, Apache County, Springerville — 28 — Madonna of the Trail
This 10 foot high, 5 ton statue cast by St. Louis sculptor August Leimbach is one of 12 identical monuments to the bold spirit of the pioneers erected in 1928-29 along the National Old Trails Road from Maryland to California.Map (db m36380) HM
48 Arizona, Cochise County, Elfrida — Camp John A. Rucker A Military Outpost — Stood on This Site 1878 - 1880
Lt. John A. Rucker, 6th Cav. U.S.A. perished in proximity in flooded White River July 11, 1878 attempting to save life of Lt. Austin Henely Also on this site 1884-1943 ranch headquarters of Gray - Hampe - RakMap (db m42057) HM
49 Arizona, Cochise County, Huachuca City — Fort Huachuca — (1877)
Situated on the southern route to the Pacific Ocean, it brought law and order to the Arizona Territory, protecting settlers, miners, travelers and immigrants. Its troops won the surrender of Geronimo. Generals Pershing and Wood served here. As . . . Map (db m27897) HM
50 Arizona, La Paz County, Bouse — Camp Bouse
General George Patton established Camp Bouse in 1943 in the Butler Valley as the site for training over 5,500 carefully screened and qualified volunteers. These soldiers were trained to use a highly secret weapon called the Canal Defense Light. . . . Map (db m29165) HM
51 Arizona, La Paz County, Parker — Empire Flat Landing Site
In the 1860's, Prospector Pauline Weaver discovered gold on the eastside of the Colorado River, setting off a mining rush in the area. Ore from nearby mines in the Buckskin Hills was transported by wagon down the washes to the Colorado River which . . . Map (db m145826) HM
52 Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — Arizona Cotton Land
The land surrounding this cemetery represents the beginning of commercial cotton growing in Arizona. In January 1917, during World War I, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company founded the Southwest Cotton Company to begin producing long-staple . . . Map (db m34554) HM
53 Arizona, Maricopa County, Phoenix, Camelback East Village — Papago Park's Military History
The military use of Papago Park began in 1909 when the northwest corner of the Park was withdrawn from the public domain for military purposes. This area was used by the 158th Infantry Regiment of the First Arizona Volunteer Infantry (National . . . Map (db m87962) HM
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54 Arizona, Maricopa County, Scottsdale, South Scottsdale — Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church — Old Adobe Mission — Est: 1933 —
The first Catholic Parish and oldest standing church building in Scottsdale, Arizona. Built by hand by the Mexicans who settled here in the late 1910's.Map (db m141345) HM
55 Arizona, Maricopa County, Sentinel — The Oatman Family
In memory of The Oatman Family Six members of this pioneer family massacred by Indians in March 1851 Map (db m72168) HM
56 Arizona, Maricopa County, Tempe — Site of Hayden's Ferry — 1200 Feet Northeast of This Marker
Established in 1871, when the Salt River was a flowing stream and a barrier to travel the ferry was held on course by a wire cable taut across the river. It was an important link in settling the southwest. Built and operated by Charles . . . Map (db m27584) HM
57 Arizona, Mohave County, Bullhead City — Hardyville Pioneer Cemetery
This cemetery remains as the last vestige of the pioneer settlement of Hardyville founded in 1864 by William R Hardy, the town served as an important ferry crossing, steamboat landing, shipping point for area mines and as the Mohave County Seat . . . Map (db m29339) HM
58 Arizona, Mohave County, Lake Havasu City — "Site #6" — Lake Havasu Auxiliary Field #6
Site #6, now officially known as Lake Havasu Auxiliary Field #6, was acquired by the Army Air Force during World War II as an emergency landing field for the Kingman Army Air Field's Yucca Aerial Gunnery Range. The emergency field was established . . . Map (db m145825) HM
59 Arizona, Mohave County, Lake Havasu City — British – American Friendship
"We are now friends with England and with all Mankind." Written by Benjamin Franklin, American Peace Commissioner in Paris, following the signing of the peace treaty ending the American Revolution September 1783 With American and . . . Map (db m31843) HM
60 Arizona, Pima County, Tucson, Downtown — Commemorating the Raising of the First American Flag within the Walled City of Tucson
Commemorating the raising of the First American Flag within the Walled City of Tucson Dec 16, 1846Map (db m74174) HM
61 Arizona, Pima County, Tucson, Downtown — S. E. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson
This disc marks the southeast corner of the old adobe wall that protected Tucson from the Indians in the early days - prior to 1845 Moved to this location in 1955Map (db m26461) HM
62 Arizona, Pima County, Tucson, El Presidio — N. W. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson
N. W. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson Marked 1926 by D.A.R.Map (db m26462) HM
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63 Arizona, Pima County, Tucson, El Presidio — N.E. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson
N.E. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson Marked 1926 by D.A.R.Map (db m26460) HM
64 Arizona, Pima County, Tucson, El Presidio — Presidio Wall
This marker locates the northwest corner of the adobe wall which surrounded the Royal Spanish Presidio San Agustνn del Tucson. In 1776 the new outpost was garrisoned by seventy Spanish cavalry troopers and Indian scouts, transferred from . . . Map (db m83212) HM
65 Arizona, Pima County, Tucson, El Presidio — Tucson Old Walled City
Founded 1776 by the Spanish Government as a Presidio. Became part of U.S. after Gadsden Purchase 1853Map (db m26399) HM
66 Arizona, Pima County, Tucson, Menlo Park — Sentinel Peak
Used as a lookout and for signal fires by the Indians prior to and since 1692 and later by early settlersMap (db m38401) HM
67 Arizona, Pinal County, Apache Junction — Apache Trail — State Route 88 — Arizona's First Historic Highway / Dedicated February 25, 1987 —
The Apache Trail was created by Native American tribes traveling between their summer homes in the mountains and winter homes in the desert. The Trail became a roadway in 1905, for use in hauling supplies to the construction site of Roosevelt Dam. . . . Map (db m145828) HM
68 Arizona, Pinal County, Florence — Chas. D. Poston — The Father of Arizona
"The Father of Arizona" Born April 20, 1825 — Died June 24, 1902 Native of Kentucky Elected as first Arizona Delegate To Congress in 1864 This Monument erected by the State of Arizona in Conjunction with Maricopa Chapter . . . Map (db m26662) HM
69 Arizona, Yuma County, Yuma — George Washington
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70 Arizona, Yuma County, Yuma — Site of Old Ferry Landing — Yuma Crossing
Below the junction of the Gila and the Colorado rivers was the only natural ford on the southern trail to the Pacific. Though often menacing, Indians helped early travelers across on crude rafts. Several ferries operated from 1850 on. Best known . . . Map (db m158300) HM
71 Arkansas, Arkansas County, Arkansas Post National Memorial — The Colbert Raid — April 17, 1783 — Arkansas Post in the American Revolution
During the American Revolution, Arkansas Post belonged to the Spanish, allies of the American patriots. In 1783, British partisans led by James Colbert raided the Spanish village and fort here. It was one of the last engagements of the . . . Map (db m108483) HM
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72 Arkansas, Ashley County, Hamburg — 98 — Ashley County in the Civil War / 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment
Ashley County in the Civil War Thirteen companies were raised and organized in Ashley County for Confederate service during the Civil War: Co. F, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry; Cos. A, B, K and L, 3rd Arkansas Infantry; Co. F, 8th Arkansas Infantry . . . Map (db m107691) HM
73 Arkansas, Conway County, Morrilton — Conway County Korean War Memorial
Freedom is Not Free The General William Lewis Chapter DAR honors All Veterans of the Korean War 1950 – 1953 Marker placed December 31, 2002Map (db m237021) WM
74 Arkansas, Crawford County, Van Buren — The Butterfield Stage Route
The Butterfield stage route between Saint Louis and San Francisco passed through the main street of Van Buren, Arkansas and crossed the river at this point. Map (db m96457) HM
75 Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — Military Road
First Highway constructed in Arkansas, Hopefield to Little Rock, extended to Fort Smith and into Indian Territory, (Oklahoma). Built by the United States under supervision of the Quartermasters Department of the United States Army. Survey was . . . Map (db m116549) HM
76 Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — The Loss of the Sultana
Early on April 27, 1865, the overcrowded steamboat Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Marion, Arkansas. The vast majority of the Sultana's passengers, believed to number over 2000, were Federal soldiers, recently released . . . Map (db m116356) HM
77 Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — The Sinking of the Sultana — The Worst Maritime Disaster In United States History
News of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865 overshadowed the tragedy of the Sultana, which happened two weeks later. The actual number of casualties from the SS Sultana is unknown, but some estimates are as high as 1,800. . . . Map (db m242015) HM
78 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — DeSoto Camp
This valley, long known by the Indians as "Tah-Ne-Co," "The Place of the Hot Waters" and according to tradition regarded by the different tribes as neutral ground, was first visited by white men on September 16, 1541, when Hernando De Soto . . . Map (db m170754) HM
79 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — First Hotel and Bath House in the Hot Springs Territory
Near this spot around the year 1790 stood the first hotel and bath house built in the Hot Springs Territory. To mark the site of the first permanent citizen, the host of this tavern, JOHN PERCIFUL, reputed to have been a revolutionary soldier. This . . . Map (db m102954) HM
80 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Indian Trail
Used by George Hunter and William Dunbar Appointed by President Thomas Jefferson to make first analysis of Hot Springs waterMap (db m200742) HM
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81 Arkansas, Jefferson County, Pine Bluff — Auguste La noir de Serville
To honor Auguste La noir de Serville Hero of the American Revolution French Marine served under Count de Grasse Wounded Yorktown, VA Oct. 14, 1781 Died Jefferson Co. Ark. Dec. 30, 1828Map (db m30579) HM
82 Arkansas, Jefferson County, Wabbaseka — Willie Kavanaugh Hocker — 1862-1944
Miss Willie Kavanaugh Hocker of Wabbaseka, Arkansas, designer of the Arkansas flag, and one of the most interesting personalities of the state. Miss Hocker taught in the public schools of the state for a number of years, and her knowledge of the . . . Map (db m167472) HM
83 Arkansas, Monroe County, Holly Grove — Initial Point of the Louisiana Purchase Survey
This stone marks the base established Nov. 10, 1815 from which the lands of the Louisiana Purchase were surveyed by the United States Engineers. The first survey from this point was made to satisfy the claims of the soldiers of the War of 1812 . . . Map (db m6037) HM
84 Arkansas, Monroe County, Holly Grove — The Opening of the American West — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
This point was established by survey on November 10, 1815 by U.S. Government survey teams led by Prospect Robbins and Joseph Brown. Recognizing the national significance of this Initial Point, the L'Anguille Chapter of the DAR sought placement of a . . . Map (db m155200) HM
85 Arkansas, Phillips County, Helena — Hernando De Soto
1541-1931 June 18, 1541 Hernando De Soto Crossed the Mississippi River near Friar's Point to Aquixo an Indian Village south of Helena, ArkansasMap (db m51917) HM
86 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Jacksonville — Shared Gray     Jacob Gray — 1758-1836     1762-1837
Revolutionary War soldiers and brothers, Shared fought for North Carolina and Jacob fought for both North and South Carolina. In the winter of 1820-1821 they brought their families here from Williamson County, Tennessee and settled near this site.Map (db m116507) HM
87 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock, MacArthur Park — The Quapaw Line — Reported missing
This stone marks the Quapaw Line, west boundary of lands in Territorial Arkansas, ceded the Quapaw Indians by the United States according to the Treaty of 1818Map (db m241513) HM
88 Arkansas, Sebastian County, Fort Smith — Fort Towson Trail
First survey General B.L. Bonneville 1827 Marked by Daughters of the American Revolution 1932Map (db m236819) HM
89 Arkansas, Sevier County, De Queen — In Appreciation of J. DeGoeijen — Born Zwolle Netherlands, 1861
Belonged to a family of wealthy coffee merchants. He became interested in financing the completion of the Kansas City Southern Railway. A town on this railway was named for him and he personally selected De Queen. 1897Map (db m121278) HM
90 Arkansas, Union County, El Dorado — First Union County Courthouse
. . . Map (db m121964) HM
91 Arkansas, Washington County, Fayetteville — Butterfield Stage Route
This tablet marks a part of the Butterfield Stage Route from St. Louis to San Francisco 1857 – 1860Map (db m59888) HM
92 Arkansas, Yell County, Belleville — Monrovia
Located two and a half miles south was Monrovia, the first county seat of Yell County, and home of William Peavey. Monrovia holds the distinction of having the first post office in the county interior, established February 1828 with W.H. Peavey . . . Map (db m156872) HM
93 Arkansas, Yell County, Dardanelle — Council Oak
Upon this spot, under the Council Oak, acting Governor Robert Crittenden and Chief Black Fox, tribe spokesman, met in council April, 1820 and made the treaty, which gave to Arkansas all the Cherokee land south of the Arkansas River.Map (db m233690) HM
94 Arkansas, Yell County, Dardanelle — Stinnets Station
During the 1850s Moses Stinnett and his wife Patsy operated a Stage Coach Station beside the Little Rock Fort Smith Military Road which was located 300 feet East of this spot. They catered to travelers and in 1858 contracted with Butterfield . . . Map (db m198418) HM
95 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Prehistoric Indian Mound
One thousand feet due west was a prehistoric mound, 400 feet long, 150 feet wide, and 14 feet high. The remains of 450 Indians with stone implements and shell ornaments were found when the mound was remove in 1908.Map (db m79861) HM
96 California, Alameda County, Berkeley — Don Pedro Fages Expedition
This marker designates the area where on March 27, 1772 a scientific team under the auspices of the Empire of Spain stopped on Strawberry Creek to include an observation of is now known as Golden Gate. According to Juan Crespi, diarist, the first . . . Map (db m42034) HM
97 California, Alameda County, Livermore — Duarte Garage — Built Circa 1915 by F.H. Duarte
The garage was a way station on the original Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental U.S. highway.Map (db m198575) HM
98 California, Alameda County, Oakland, Mills College — First Latitude Sighting of the Golden Gate — 27 March 1772
Capt. Don Pedro, Father Fray Juan Crespi, fourteen soldiers, and a Christian Indian, camped here and took a latitude sighting of the Golden Gate. Agalanes • John Rutledge • Ann Loucks • Mount Diablo • Berkeley Hills • Oakland Campanile • . . . Map (db m72138) HM
99 California, Alameda County, Oakland, Piedmont Avenue — 299 — El Camino Rancho San Antonio
About 1820, along this route ran the earliest known road from Mission San Jose over Rancho San Antonio to the ranchos north.Map (db m54112) HM
100 California, Alameda County, San Leandro, Farrelly Pond District — 285 — Peralta House
First brick house built in Alameda County. Constructed 1860 by W. R. Toler for Ignacio Peralta, early San Leandro Spanish settler, whose father, Don Luis Maria Peralta, received land grant from Spanish Governor Don Pablo Vicente de Sola, October 20, . . . Map (db m100550) HM

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