Welcome to Fort Smith

Welcome to Fort Smith (HM1438)

Location: Fort Smith, AR 72901 Sebastian County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 23.29', W 94° 25.739'

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Founded in 1817 by the U.S. Army to contain a volatile Indian feud, Fort Smith later served as a major supply depot for western military posts, and finally as headquarters of the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas. For over 80 years, the federal government used Fort Smith to establish and maintain law and order in the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma).

Fort Smith National Historic Site preserves the remains of these two military posts and the federal court. During your visit, make sure to visit the following locations at the park.

Visitor Center- The Barracks/Courthouse/Jail buildingExhibits, restrooms, and bookstore
The Gallows
The Commissary Storehouse
The first Fort Smith
Trail of Tears Overlook
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HM NumberHM1438
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Placed ByFort Smith National Historic Site National Park Services, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 6:45pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 370217 N 3917028
Decimal Degrees35.38816667, -94.42898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.29', W 94° 25.739'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 17.40" N, 94° 25' 44.34" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)501, 479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24 S 3rd St, Fort Smith AR 72901, US
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