"Old" Carrollton

"Old" Carrollton (HM2M7I)

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N 36° 15.756', W 93° 19.296'

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Settled 1833, was on the much-traveled Carrollton-Forsyth-Springfield road during the Civil War. A training center for Southern troops, it was important in movement of troops and supplies. Guerrilla warfare ravaged the area.

Skirmishes occurred January 1863, March and August 1864. Every building except two stables was destroyed. Herron's army camped here in January 1863, after the Battle of Prairie Grove (Dec. 7, 1862).

As county seat (1834-1875) it was an important trading and political center. Seventeen children, survivors of Mountain Meadows Massacre (Utah, 1857) were returned here.
HM NumberHM2M7I
Year Placed1965
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Centennial Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 471111 N 4013123
Decimal Degrees36.26260000, -93.32160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 15.756', W 93° 19.296'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 15' 45.36" N, 93° 19' 17.76" W
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