Creator

Date Original

1850

Description

This collection contains a copy the Swamp Lands Act of 1850.

Biographical/Historical Note

Passed by the United States Congress, the Swamp Lands Act of 1850 enabled Arkansas to build levees to reclaim swamp land and overflowed land for agricultural use. It also allowed for the sale of federallyowned swamp land in Arkansas to private owners, but only if the land was then drained and used for agricutltural or commercial purposes. In 1851, the Arkansas General Assembly passed legislation allowing anyone owning land next to swamp land the ability to obtain title to the swamp land.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.022.005

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Swamp Lands Act, SMC.022.005

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Swamp Lands Act, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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