Date Original



Black and white printed map of Hot Springs in Garland County, Arkansas. This map was originally printed in 1895 and reprinted in 1906. The map shows streets and neigborhoods, churches, schools, parks, post office, hotels, hospitals, fire department and some residences and businesses.

Biographical/Historical Note

Located in Central Arkansas in Garland County, Hot Springs was incorporated in 1851. It sits along the Ouachita River in the Ouachita Mountains. The center of Hot Springs is the oldest federal reserve in the United States, today preserved as Hot Springs National Park. The perceived healing properties of the hot spring water were discovered centuries ago, and the waters were legendary among several Native American tribes. Following federal protection in 1832, the city developed into a successful spa town.

Through its colorful history, Hot Springs has been home to Major League Baseball spring training, illegal gambling, speakeasies and gangsters such as Al Capone, horse racing at Oaklawn Park, the Army and Navy Hospital, and 42nd President Bill Clinton. It is currently the 11th largest city in Arkansas.

The C.H.Weaver Company was a publishing company in Hot Springs in the early 1900s, which also operated a bookstore in town.

Physical Description

Map, 22" x 17"


The C.H. Weaver Co.

Geographical Area

Hot Springs, Garland County, (Ark.)





Resource Type



Map collection


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Map of the City of Hot Springs with Subdivisions and Additions, Map1538, Map collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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