Helena, Arkansas

Helena, Arkansas (HMZ12)

Location: Helena-West Helena, AR 72342 Phillips County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 30.17', W 90° 36.228'

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Helena, Arkansas At this site on the southern tip of Crowley's Ridge, Indians of the Hopewell Culture lived about 500 B.C. Evidences of their settlements still remain in mounds nearby. In 1541 when Hernando De Soto crossed the river near here, he found the Casqui and Pacaha Indians and held the first Christian service west of the Mississippi River. In 1673 Marquette and Joliet visited here during their exploration. The city was laid out in 1820 and incorporated in 1856. On July 4, 1863, in the Battle of Helena Union forces repulsed a Confederate attempt to retake the city. Seven Confederate generals came from Phillips County.
HM NumberHMZ12
Year Placed1965
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Centennial Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 9:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 719994 N 3820518
Decimal Degrees34.50283333, -90.60380000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 30.17', W 90° 36.228'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 30' 10.20" N, 90° 36' 13.68" W
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Area Code(s)870
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 878-1068 Biscoe St, Helena-West Helena AR 72342, US
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