West Helena - Helena-West Helena, AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 34° 32.631 W 090° 38.242
15S E 716806 N 3824995
Quick Description: Arkansas Historical Marker providing some background and history of the former city of West Helena, AR, which merged with neighboring Helena in 2006 to form Helena-West Helena.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 5/1/2014 3:47:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMKMB6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
Views: 1

Long Description:
The marker is in the 700 block of US Business 49, and can be seen best when driving eastward. It faces into a small park, and has the following text:

On this former plantation site June 20th, 1910, two cousins, Edward Chaffin Hornor and John Sidney Hornor, with infinite foresight, founded the town of West Helena. They built an electric railway connecting it with Helena and unusual for the time, also built a water plant and sewerage system which added impetus to future residential growth. West Helena was incorporated as a city June 15, 1917.

The location and construction of two railroads through the town provided a firm foundation for the City's industrial expansion.

Erected by the Hornor Family 1967
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History of Marker: Not listed

Additional Parking: Not Listed

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