Marker - Jacksonville, Arkansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cgeek
N 34° 52.027 W 092° 06.747
15S E 581122 N 3858666
Quick Description: Historical marker
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 4/27/2008 5:52:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM3P37
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
Views: 33

Long Description:
This marker, located near the Jacksonville Library, reads:

Jacksonville. Arkansas

Coming of the railroad led to the naming of Jacksonville in 1870 for Nicholas W. "Nick" Jackson (1832-1916), a land owner and mule owner who donated the depot site to the old Cairo & Fulton Railroad with the provision that the new station be named "Jacksonville". He was considered a wealthy man because of his mules and hired them out to construct the railroad. Most of the early residents of Jacksonville were immigrants from Eastern and Southern states or persons who left the Little Rock area to escape the flooding Arkansas River.

Erected by Jacksonville Jaycees - 1969
History of Marker:
Erected by Jacksonville Jaycees - 1969

Link to Marker: Not listed

Additional Parking: Not Listed

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