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This collection contains an abstract of title for Holly Grove school, a booklet on the Holly Grove Centennial, and photocopies of other materials related to the community and the people who lived there.

Biographical/Historical Note

Holly Grove is a community in Monroe County, Arkansas. The name of the city is drawn from thickets of holly trees that are native to the area. It was originally a plantation community, with many settlers drawn to the rich land of the area for the growing of cotton and other crops. The creation of the Arkansas Central Railroad brought prosperity to the city. Holly Grove was incorporated in 1876. By 1890, it had seven general stores, a drugstore, a grocery, a restaurant, a livery stable, a cotton gin, a grist mill, a machinists' shop, a Masonic lodge, several churches, and a school. The Holly Grove School District eventually merged into the Clarendon School District on July 1, 2004. The city celebrated its centennial in 1976, and three years later its business district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Three houses and one church in the city were also added in the years following.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Holly Grove, Monroe County (Ark.)





Resource Type



Holly Grove (Ark.) collection, SMC.179.005


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Holly Grove (Ark.) collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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