The Little Rock

The "Little Rock" is the eponym of Little Rock, Arkansas. It is a now-reduced stone outcrop, projecting into the Arkansas River from its south bank, in the city's waterfront area, adjacent to the Junction Bridge, whose foundations include a portion of the rock. A portion of the rock outcrop has had a bronze plaque mounted on it. The rock, originally estimated to rise about 18 feet (5.5 m) above the river, was first identified as a significant river landmark in 1722 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe. In 1818 the rock was used as a survey marker, and formed the starting point for land surveys in the region south of the river.[2]

The "Little Rock"
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The Little Rock is located in Arkansas
The Little Rock
Location in Arkansas
The Little Rock is located in the United States
The Little Rock
Location in United States
LocationOn S bank of the Arkansas River at foot of Rock St., Little Rock, Arkansas
Coordinates34°44′57.3″N 92°15′59.9″W / 34.749250°N 92.266639°W / 34.749250; -92.266639Coordinates: 34°44′57.3″N 92°15′59.9″W / 34.749250°N 92.266639°W / 34.749250; -92.266639
Arealess than one acre
Built1722 (1722)
NRHP reference No.70000124[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 6, 1970

The Little Rock was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for The Little Rock". Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2015-12-16.