Arkansas Post, Arkansas

Arkansas Post is an unincorporated community located along the north side of the Arkansas River in Arkansas County, Arkansas.[1] It is home to the Arkansas Post National Memorial.

Arkansas Post, Arkansas
Bayous around Arkansas Post
Bayous around Arkansas Post
Arkansas Post is located in Arkansas
Arkansas Post
Arkansas Post
Location in Arkansas
Coordinates: 34°1′25.37″N 91°20′37.43″W / 34.0237139°N 91.3437306°W / 34.0237139; -91.3437306
Country United States
State Arkansas
FoundedDecember 27, 1831 (1831-12-27)
177 ft (54 m)
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID66948
HighwaysArkansas 169.svg Highway 169
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Arkansas Post, Arkansas


In 1805 the U.S. government established a store at the location, but was closed in 1810, due to competition from private merchants.[2] Nathaniel Pryor,[3] who participated in the Lewis and Clark expedition, and Samuel B. Richards of Natchez established a store at the location after the War of 1812.[4] Present-day Arkansas Post was founded on December 27, 1831, with the establishment of the first U.S. post office in the Arkansas Territory.[5]


Highway 169 terminates at Arkansas Post.[6]

Notable residentsEdit


  1. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Arkansas Post, Arkansas." USGS. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Arkansas Post, Arkansas Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  2. ^ Morris, Wayne. “Traders and Factories on the Arkansas Frontier, 1805-1822.” The Arkansas Historical Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 1, 1969, pp. 28–48. JSTOR website Retrieved 11 Jan. 2023.
  3. ^ “Captain Nathaniel Pryor.” The American Historical Review, vol. 24, no. 2, 1919, pp. 253–65. JSTOR website Retrieved 11 Jan. 2023.
  4. ^ Grant Foreman. (1926). Pioneer days in the early Southwest. Cleveland, Ohio: Arthur H. Clark Company. p. 76. Internet Archive website Retrieved 11 January 2023.
  5. ^ Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971. NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls. Records of the Post Office Department, Record Group Number 28, Washington, D.C.: National Archives
  6. ^ Arkansas Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (Second ed.). DeLorme. § 5.
  7. ^ Matheson, Luke (August 13, 2019). "Who Was Chief Saracen of the Quapaw Tribe?". Pine Bluff Commercial.

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