Chalk Bluff Crossing and Town

Chalk Bluff Crossing and Town (HM2PJ)

Location: Piggott, AR 72454 Clay County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 28.75', W 90° 9.744'

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Since Crowley's Ridge provided the only natural route for north-south travel across the lowlands of northeastern Arkansas, an Indian trail and later a military road crossed the river here. About 1840 Abraham Seitz established a ferry which was later operated by Timothy Dalton. The town which grew up near the crossing faded away after 1882 when the railroad bridged the river downstream at the new town of St. Francis.
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HM NumberHM2PJ
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Year Placed1973
Placed ByArkansas History Commission - Clay County Centennial Year
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:06am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 754220 N 4040841
Decimal Degrees36.47916667, -90.16240000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 28.75', W 90° 9.744'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 28' 45.00" N, 90° 9' 44.64" W
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Area Code(s)870
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2978-2998 Co Rd 347, Piggott AR 72454, US
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