Austin (HM272Z)

Location: Austin, AR 72007 Lonoke County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 59.034', W 91° 57.912'

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In 1828 the town of Oakland Grove was founded. By 1861 the name had been changed to Austin, according to a false local legend the once thriving town of over 30 residences was almost selected as the state capitol beginning in 1858 the town was a stage stop for the famous Butterfield Overland Mail Line from Memphis to Fort Smith during the Civil War both sides occupied the area with the Methodist church being used as a hospital, in the post war years the town recovered but in the late 1800's the railroad by-passed the town resulting in its slow death. Home of one of the state's oldest Baptist associations, the town was almost selected as the site ofOuachita Baptist University.
HM NumberHM272Z
Placed ByLonoke County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 594447 N 3871746
Decimal Degrees34.98390000, -91.96520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 59.034', W 91° 57.912'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 59' 2.0399999999999" N, 91° 57' 54.72" W
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Area Code(s)501
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 45 Sowell Rd, Austin AR 72007, US
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