Creator

T P. German

Date Original

1885 May 19

Description

This plat shows the land reservation for Basin Park (now Basin Spring Park) in Eureka Springs.

Biographical/Historical Note

People of various indigenous cultures visited the springs in the area that would become Eureka Springs, believing them to have healing properties, for centuries before Europeans arrived. The town of Eureka Springs was formally incorporated on February 14, 1880. By May of the same year, 2,000 houses had already been constructed, and by 1889, Eureka Springs was the second-largest city in Arkansas, after Little Rock. As the original survey of Eureka Springs by Major I.N. Armstrong had caused property disputes across the city in this time of rapid expansion, the Basin Spring Reservation has to be re-platted. On April 6, 1885, a federal court ruled that all the springs in the city and the reservations surrounding them were to be given over to the public for free use. The new plat of the Reservation was made on May 19, 1885, by T.P. German.

Physical Description

Map, 19.75" x 13"

Keywords

Maps; Hotels; Springs; Resorts; Health resorts; Land use

Geographical Area

Eureka Springs, Carroll County. (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

Map2271

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Map collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Plat of the Basin Park Reservation, Eureka Springs, 1885, Map2271, 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

Maps; Hotels; Springs; Resorts; Health resorts; Land use

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