Military Road

Military Road (HM26ZU)

Location: Marion, AR 72364 Crittenden County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 12.909', W 90° 11.897'

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First Highway constructed in Arkansas, Hopefield
to Little Rock, extended to Fort Smith and intoIndian Territory, (Oklahoma). Built by theUnited States under supervision of theQuartermasters Department of the United StatesArmy. Survey was begun October 1824, and construction commencedsoon thereafter for the primary purpose oftransporting Chickasaw and Choctaw Tribes ofIndians from Mississippi to the Indian Territory, starting in 1832. Soldiers and transports for theMexican War 1845-1848 used this road, as well assoldiers and transports during the War Betweenthe States 1861-1865. Pioneers used this route to Arkansas and to the west.
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HM NumberHM26ZU
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
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Year Placed1931
Placed ByThe William Strong Chapter Daughters Of The American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 755024 N 3900500
Decimal Degrees35.21515000, -90.19828333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 12.909', W 90° 11.897'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 12' 54.54" N, 90° 11' 53.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 56-198 N Currie St, Marion AR 72364, US
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