Clark County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 34° 07.105 W 093° 03.078
15S E 495269 N 3775287
Quick Description: The historic marker in front of the Clark County AR courthouse at Arkadelphia details the creation and history of this central AR county.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2013 7:31:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMGFQP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:
Mama Blaster's mother's grandparents Lee Peter and Neva (Helms) Orsburn (and children) left Arkadelphia before 1900 to move to Knox Co. TX. After a few years in Knox Co. and a year in Brown Co. (near Brownsville), in the mid 19-teens they settled in Floydada TX. We come back to Arkadelphia from time to time to do sporadic genealogy research on the Orsburn-Helms branch of the family.

This marker and several other items of historical interest can be found at the courthouse, located at 4th St and Crittenden Streets in downtown Arkadelphia.
Link to Marker: [Web Link]

History of Marker:
CLARK COUNTY Clark County was created by the Legislature of Missouri Territory on Dec. 15, 1818, and nbamed for the Territorial Governor William Clark. It comprosed, roughly, all of the present Clark, Hot Spring, Garland, Pike, and Dallas Counties. Early County seats were at or near the homes of Jacob Barkman on the Caddo and Adam Stroud near Hollywood, and the town of Biscoeville. In 1830 the seat was established at Greenville, where it remained for twelve years. Was moved to Arkadelphia in 1842. The county has an area of 848 square miles and a population of 20,743. This marker placed in 1960.

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