The French Period

The French Period (HM21VB)

Location: Gillett, AR 72055 Arkansas County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 1.046', W 91° 20.863'

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The Regent of France authorized a settlement at the Post of Arkansas in 1722. These early settlers were on good terms with the Quapaw Indians who "exhibited a great spirit of friendliness and hospitality toward the French". Cotton was introduced in 1740.

In 1751 the settlement was strengthened. The French Government sent a number of girls as wives for the settlers "with a dowry of a cow and calf, cock and five hens, gun and ammunition, axe and hoe, and a supply of garden seed".
HM NumberHM21VB
Placed ByNational Park Service, Department of Interior
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Date Added Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 652561 N 3765319
Decimal Degrees34.01743333, -91.34771667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.046', W 91° 20.863'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 2.76" N, 91° 20' 51.78" W
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Area Code(s)870
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1623B Old Post Rd, Gillett AR 72055, US
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