—1874 - 1880 —Watson became the county seat of Desha County after Napoleon was abandoned to the Mississippi River. Lewis W. Watson donated the land and built the courthouse near this site. The county seat was moved to Arkansas City in 1880. Watson remained the site of the courts of the Watson District until moved to Dumas in 1891.
|Placed By||Desha County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 661193 N 3751905|
|Decimal Degrees||33.89521667, -91.25673333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 53.713', W 91° 15.404'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 53' 42.78" N, 91° 15' 24.24" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4093 AR-1, Watson AR 71674, US|
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