Beaver Jim Villines

Beaver Jim Villines (HM15Y0)

Location: Jasper, AR 72641 Newton County
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 1.134', W 93° 21.444'

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Boyhood Home

— Buffalo National River —

Settling Along the Buffalo—Abraham Villines and his children were among the earliest pioneer families in the Buffalo River valley. Abraham's grandson William built this log house in 1850 for his new bride, Rebecca. Four years later their son James was born here.

James Villines (1854-1948) was known as "Beaver Jim" for his renowned trapping ability. After his marriage in 1880, he moved from this home to his own farmstead across the Buffalo River.

In the mid-twentieth century, Villines family descendants used this house as a barn—-with the chimney still attached. Today, the notched and hand-hewn logs recall the pioneers who carved their homes out of the Buffalo River wilderness.
HM NumberHM15Y0
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 11:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 467796 N 3986103
Decimal Degrees36.01890000, -93.35740000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 1.134', W 93° 21.444'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 1' 8.04" N, 93° 21' 26.64" W
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Area Code(s)870
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6727 Unnamed Road, Jasper AR 72641, US
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