Creator

Date Original

1838

Description

This map shows Crawford County and the area around Van Buren in Township 8 North, Range 32 West, and Township 9 North, Range 31 West, in 1838. It includes the Arkansas River, Bluff Mountain, various creeks, and various bodies of water. It also includes nearby towns, a ferry crossing, Fort Smith, and various properties. Existing and contemplated roads are also on the map, including the road to Fort Gibson and the possible route of a road to Fayetteville.

Biographical/Historical Note

This map of roads and proposed roads, centering on the area between Van Buren and Fort Smith in 1838, was used in the U.S. Senate during the second session of the 25th Congress, where. One bill was proposed to make appropriations for the completion of military roads in Arkansas, including $35,000 to complete the road from Columbia through Little Rock to Fort Gibson. During the same session, Senator Fulton introduced a bill (S. 317) “to authorize the inhabitants of township eight north, range thirty-two west, in the State of Arkansas, to enter a section of land in lieu of the sixteenth section in said township, upon condition that the same is surrendered to the United States for military purposes. In exchange, the new land for the inhabitants outlined in the bill was one section, divided into quarter sections, from the Fayetteville land district.

Physical Description

Map, 12.75" x 8"

Keywords

Roads; Road work zones; Maps

Geographical Area

Van Buren, Crawford County. (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

Map2183

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Map collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Map of Crawford County and Van Buren, Map2183, Map collection, 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 501-682-6901 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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Additional Content

Maps collection inventory.

Keywords

Roads; Road work zones; Maps

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