WELCOME, 

WE HAVE A LOT TO SHARE!

WELCOME, 

WE KNOW CLARK COUNTY HISTORY AND

WE HAVE A LOT TO SHARE!

 

Welcome to the Clark County Historical Association and Museum's website. Please take a few minutes to browse our website to see what's available through the Association and the Museum.  There's a lot to learn about Clark County's history.

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Association Meetings and Location

 

The Clark County Historical Association meets the first Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m.

in the Western Sizzlin - Community Room at 106 W.P. Malone Drive in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. 

All interested are welcomed to hear our monthly lectures.

Museum Hours and Location

The Clark County Historical Museum is located at 750 S. 5th Street in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

(Mailing address is P.O. Box 516 Arkadelphia, AR 71923) 

Hours are every Wednesday to Friday from 10:00 to 3:00

and Saturdays from 10:00 to 12:00.

Clark County was created on December 15, 1818, as part of Missouri Territory. One of the five counties composing Arkansas Territory when it was established in 1819, Clark County included all or parts of at least fifteen counties in present-day Arkansas and parts of six counties in present-day Oklahoma. The county is named for Missouri territorial governor William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

1819 Arkansas Territory

1819 Arkansas Territory

United States map with Arkansas Territory.

1819 Five Counties

1819 Five Counties

Original five counties. Map created by David Reed. Click link for more information.

1836 County Borders

1836 County Borders

Clark County borders when Arkansas becomes a state. Map created by David Reed.

1850 County Borders

1850 County Borders

Borders beginning to resemble current boundries.

2005 County Map

2005 County Map

Current day boundaries. 2005 County map created by David Reed.

Clark County

Clark County

Current Clark County map.

Clark County borders since 1819

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