Ghost Towns of Arkansas

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Anderson Flat

County: Independence
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Arkansas Post

County: Arkansas
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Latitude / Longitude: 34°1’28N 91°20’37W
Elevation: 177 ft (54 m)
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Established: 1686
Disestablished: 1863
Comments: The history of European settlement dates to 1686, when Henri de Tonti, a French soldier and explorer associated with René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle’s explorations of the Mississippi River, established a fur trading post at this site to promote trade with the Quapaw people, whose village of Osotouy was nearby. He also traded with other Native Americans in the region. The area of the trading post and associated historic settlement, located on what is now a peninsula, has been designated a National Memorial and National Historic Landmark as a site of long-term strategic importance. After the Louisiana Purchase brought this region under United States control, it was designated the Arkansas Territory. Due to its regional importance, Arkansas Post was chosen as the first territorial capital (1819–1821) of Arkansas Territory; the capital was moved to Little Rock in 1821.
Remains: Arkansas Post is an unincorporated community located along the north side of the Arkansas River in Arkansas County, Arkansas, United States, near the Arkansas Post National Memorial. Arkansas Highway 169 ends here.
Current Status: Barren site, protected area.
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Bolding

County: Union
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Latitude / Longitude: 33°05′01″N 92°13′45″W / 33.083738°N 92.229305°W / 33.083738 -92.229305
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Comments: Bolding is an unincorporated community in Union County, Arkansas, USA. Near Bolding, Arkansas, there is the KTVE television tower, a guyed TV mast, which is one of the tallest structures on earth.
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Bruno

County: Marion
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Latitude / Longitude: 36° 8′ 39 N, 92° 46′ 42 W
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Comments: Bruno is an unincorporated community in Marion County, Arkansas, United States. It is the location of five places listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Chalk Bluff

County: Clay
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Latitude / Longitude: 36°28′41″N 90°9′32″W / 36.47806°N 90.15889°W / 36.47806
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Established: 1840
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Comments: Chalk Bluff was an unincorporated community in Clay County, Arkansas, United States, approximately 2 mi (3 km) northwest of St. Francis, Arkansas. The town was formed in the 1820s at the point where the St. Francis River cuts through Crowley’s Ridge from west to east. The name of the community was derived from the white clay bluff created by this crossing. The founder of the community was Abraham Seitz who established and operated a ferry crossing and general store in the area from the 1830 until it was destroyed during the American Civil War. The community occupied a strategic location and was often referred to in the reports of Union and Confederate forces vying for control of Northeast Arkansas during the war. The crossing was the site of several skirmishes, the most significant being the May 1–3, 1863 Battle of Chalk Bluff.
Remains: The town was abandoned following the Civil War and most residents moved to the new railroad town, St. Francis, Arkansas. The location was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
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Crossroads

County: Monroe
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Latitude / Longitude: 34°25’38.4N 91°4’10.4W
Elevation: 20 m (50 ft)
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Established: 1957
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Comments: Cross Roads is an unincorporated community in Montgomery-Smalley Township, Monroe County, Arkansas, United States. The community is located where Arkansas Highway 17 ends at Arkansas Highway 1.
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Current Status: Submerged in Lake Maumelle.
Remarks: Town and Cemetery under water. Located Hwy 10/Hwy 113.

Daleville

County: Clark
Zip Code: 36322
Latitude / Longitude: 31°18’8N 85°42’39W
Elevation: 331 ft (101 m)
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Established: 1880s
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Current Status: Currently the site of The Daily Lumber Company.
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Eros

County: Marion
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Latitude / Longitude: 36°11′00″N 92°51′03″W / 36.18333°N 92.85083°W / 36.18333
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Comments: Eros is an unincorporated community in southwestern Marion County, Arkansas, United States. The community is located on Arkansas Highway 125 south of Pyatt.
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Remarks: School listed on the National Register Of Historic Places.

Four Gum Corner

County: St. Francis
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Fort Douglas

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Graysonia

County: Clark
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Latitude / Longitude: 34° 7′ 37 N, 93° 26′ 24 W
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Established: 1902
Disestablished: 1951
Comments: In the early 20th century, Graysonia was a main hub for the local timber industry. It had a population of actual residents estimated at better than 1,000.
Remains: Graysonia was once a boomtown in Clark County, Arkansas, United States, but has since become a ghost town. It is located on a dirt road in what is now known locally as “the middle of nowhere”, halfway between Arkadelphia and Alpine. There are no populated communities in its vicinity and only a few scattered residences within a few miles of the former town’s location.
Current Status: Ruins
Remarks: Shipped the first flask of Arkansas cinnabar in 1932.

Kimberly

County: Pike
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Latitude / Longitude: 34° 2′ 37 N, 93° 41′ 21 W
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Established: 1908
Disestablished: 1911
Comments: The incorporated town of Kimberly, a sparsely inhabited area on the south side of Murfreesboro, Arkansas, began in late 1908 as an ill-fated land-development project spanning almost 240 acres (0.97 km2). At the time, the recently discovered Arkansas diamond field was still generating a speculative heyday, and the enterprising property owner, Millard M. (M. M.) Mauney, envisioned a dynamic settlement based upon a future mining industry. His location was perfect. The diamond field lay only a half-mile away. The planned extension of a railroad into Murfreesboro from the southwest would cut through Kimberly, facilitating investments and development.
Remains: Today, the former Kimberly addition consists of about a dozen modern homes along State Highway 301 – the “Diamond Mine Road” which passes through Crater of Diamonds State Park.
Current Status: Incorporated into Murfreesboro.
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Lewisburg

County: Conway
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Latitude / Longitude: 35°08′31″N 92°44′07″W / 35.14194°N 92.73528°W / 35.14194
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Established: 1831
Disestablished: 1883
Comments: Lewisburg, Arkansas was a ghost town in Arkansas. It existed from 1831 until 1883, when it ceased being the county seat of Conway County, Arkansas.
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Monte Ne

County: Benton
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Latitude / Longitude: 36°17’14N 94°04’09W
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Established: 1901
Disestablished: 1932
Comments: Monte Ne is an area in the Ozark hills of the White River valley east of Rogers, on the edge of Beaver Lake, in the US state of Arkansas. From 1901 until the mid-1930s the area was a health resort and an ambitious planned community. It was owned and operated by William Hope Harvey, a financial theorist and one-time U.S. Presidential nominee. Two of its hotels, “Missouri Row” and “Oklahoma Row”, were the largest log buildings in the world.
Remains: Oklahoma Row’s “tower section” is one of the earliest examples of a multi-story concrete structure. The tower is the only structure of Monte Ne still standing that can be seen at normal lake levels. Monte Ne introduced the first indoor swimming pool in Arkansas and was also the site of the only presidential convention ever held in the state.
Current Status: Submerged in Beaver Lake.
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Moscow

County: Jefferson
Zip Code: 71659
Latitude / Longitude: 34°08’47N 91°47’42W
Elevation: 194 ft (59 m)
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Established: 1810
Disestablished: 1873
Comments: Moscow is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Arkansas, United States. Moscow is located near the junction of U.S. Route 65 and Arkansas Highway 199, 13 miles (21 km) east-southeast of Pine Bluff.
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Current Status: Only Moscow Methodist Church and Cemetery remain.
Remarks: Economic displacement by Cairo and Fulton Railroad.

Napoleon

County: Desha
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Latitude / Longitude: 33°47′49″N 91°04′26″W / 33.797°N 91.074°W / 33.797 -91.074
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Comments: Napoleon is a ghost town in Desha County, Arkansas, near the confluence of the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers. Once the county seat
Remains: Napoleon was flooded in 1874 when the banks of the Mississippi River burst through and destroyed the once-thriving river port town.
Current Status: Submerged
Remarks: Was once the county seat of Desha County.

Rush

County: Marion
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Latitude / Longitude: 36°07’57N 92°34’16W
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Established: 1880
Disestablished: 1940
Comments: The Rush Historic District is a zinc mining region of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. Now located within Buffalo National River, the district includes ruins dating from 1880 to 1940. The area was an important part of what became known as the North Arkansas Lead and Zinc District and played a role in the development of railroads and modern infrastructure in the area.
Remains: The buildings, structures, and ruins at Rush are the last visible remains of historic zinc mining activity in Arkansas. Of the other mining districts which once stretched across northern Arkansas, only limited debris now marks those sites. Rush is the only area left to retain not only the mines, but also buildings, structures, and ruins pertaining to mining and community life.
Current Status: Ruins
Remarks: A zinc mining region of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas.

Sneed

County: Jackson
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Latitude / Longitude: 35° 52′ 22.27 N, 91° 6′ 50.45 W
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Established: 1929
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Comments: William Sneed and his family moved from Illinois and settled here following the Civil War. Sneed Church and Sneed School were located next to each other in this rural farm community.
Remains: All that remains today of Sneed is a clearing where the school and church once stood.
Current Status: Barren site
Remarks: Was destroyed by Arkansas’ only F5 tornado on April 10, 1929.

Violett

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