Historical Markers in
Pulaski County, Arkansas

150th Anniversary of the War Between the States 206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) Memorial A Gallant Charge Brother Against Brother Like Sorrow's Veil... The Brigade Moved Forward The Little Rock Arsenal The Little Rock Campaign The Story of David O. Dodd Thunder on Bayou Meto A National Cemetery System A Piece of the Rock, a Piece of History A Tribute to Gen. Thos. J. Churchill A Tribute to Gen. Wm. Read Scurry Alexander George House Arkansas in the Battle of New Market Arkansas in the Civil War Arkansas Medal of Honor Monument Arkansas Ordnance Plant (AOP) Arkansas State Capitol Arkansas Statehood Centennial Arkansas Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Augustus Hill Garland Battle of Little Rock Battle of Reed's Bridge Bayou Meto Historic Site Bayou Metre Hornets C.S.S. Pontchartrain Capital Hotel Casimir Pulaski Choctaw Route Station Civil War Memorial Concordia Hall and Jewish Life in Little Rock Confederate Burial in the National Cemetery Confederate Fortifications Confederates at Bayou Meto Curran Hall Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land Douglas MacArthur Engagement at Bayou Fourche First Jacksonville School First Site: Arkansas College of Medicine Fort Steele Frank Moore Freedom Riders in Little Rock Gen. James Miller Geyer & Adams Building Governor Homer M. Adkins Huntersville In Honor and Remembrance In Loving Remembrance of the Confederate Women of Arkansas In Memory of All Veterans of Foreign Wars In Memory of all who served on the Island of Oahu In Memory of Herman Davis In Memory of United Spanish War Veterans It is River City Jacksonville, Arkansas Little Rock National Cemetery MacArthur Park World War Memorial Marmaduke-Walker Duel Marmaduke-Walker Duel Max Henry Aronson – The First Cowboy-Western Movie Star Memorial Honoring 53 Memphis Military Road Mexican-American War Memorial One Old Rock Porbeck & Bowman Building River Traffic Roosevelt Visits Little Rock Settlements Shared Gray     Jacob Gray Smaller Rock, Big Bridge Spanish-American War Memorial State of Minnesota "Testament" The Arsenal Crisis The Big Rock and the Little Rock The Camden Expedition The First Human Dissection in Arkansas The Heights • A History The "Little Rock" The Little Rock Campaign - Ashley's Mills The Little Rock Campaign - Bayou Fourche The Little Rock Campaign - River Crossing The Little Rock Campaign - Riverfront Park The Mehlburger Markers The Memphis to Little Rock Railroad The Old Mill at T. R. Pugh Memorial Park The Old State House The Point of Rocks The Quapaw Line The Trail of Tears through Jacksonville They Passed This Way To The Confederate Women of Arkansas To the Honor and Memory of the Southern Soldiers To the Memory of all Men and Women Tom Cory Tuf-Nut Lofts United Spanish War Veterans Tribute USS Snook (SS-279) Veterans Memorial War of 1812 Memorial Wild Boar Witness to Removal World War I Memorial
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Pulaski County, located in the central part of Arkansas, has a long and rich history that dates back to its establishment in 1818. Named after Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman who fought alongside American forces during the Revolutionary War, the county quickly became a hub of trade and government activity.

In the early years, the county seat was initially located in Little Rock, which also served as the territorial capital of Arkansas. The city grew rapidly, fueled by its strategic location along the Arkansas River and the development of steamboat transportation. As a result, Pulaski County was at the center of political, economic, and cultural events in the state.

During the Civil War, Pulaski County witnessed significant military action. Union forces occupied Little Rock in 1863, marking a turning point in the war in Arkansas. The area's agricultural resources, including cotton plantations, also made it an important target for both Union and Confederate forces.

After the war, the county continued to thrive. Reconstruction brought about significant changes, including the establishment of an integrated public school system and the construction of railroads that further boosted trade and transportation. Little Rock became the state capital in 1821, solidifying Pulaski County's role as a political and administrative center.

Over the years, Pulaski County has experienced growth and development, becoming the most populous county in Arkansas. Today, it remains an important economic and cultural hub, home to diverse industries, educational institutions, and vibrant communities that showcase the unique heritage and lively spirit of the county's history.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Pulaski County, Arkansas.

  • 1818: Pulaski County is established as one of the original five counties in the Arkansas Territory.
  • 1821: Little Rock, the county seat of Pulaski County, becomes the capital of the newly admitted state of Arkansas.
  • 1836: The Arkansas State Penitentiary is established in Pulaski County.
  • 1842: The first railroad, Cairo and Fulton Railroad, is completed in Pulaski County.
  • 1863: The Battle of Bayou Fourche takes place in Pulaski County during the American Civil War.
  • 1873: The Little Rock School District is established, marking the beginning of public education in Pulaski County.
  • 1881: The University of Arkansas Law School is established in Little Rock.
  • 1906: The Central High School is established in Little Rock.
  • 1957: The Little Rock Nine, a group of African American students, are integrated into Central High School, marking a significant moment in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • 1992: The William J. Clinton Presidential Library is established in Little Rock.
  • 2001: The Pulaski County Special School District is established to oversee several school districts in the county.