Louisiana Purchase State Park

Louisiana Purchase State Park

Infobox_nrhp | name =Beginning Point of the Louisiana Purchase Survey
nrhp_type =nhl

caption =
nearest_city= Blackton, Arkansas
lat_degrees = 34
lat_minutes = 38
lat_seconds = 47.94
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 91
long_minutes = 3
long_seconds = 5.01
long_direction = W
locmapin = Arkansas
area =
built =1815
designated= April 19, 1993cite web|url=http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1208&ResourceType=Site
title=Beginning Point of the Louisiana Purchase Survey|date=2007-09-26|work=National Historic Landmark summary listing|publisher=National Park Service
added = February 23, 1972cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = Local

Louisiana Purchase State Park, in Arkansas near Blackton, Arkansas, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993 under the title Beginning Point of the Louisiana Purchase Survey.,citation|title=PDFlink| [http://www.nps.gov/nhl/designations/samples/ar/BeginningPointLouisianaLandSurvey.pdf National Historic Landmark Nomination: Louisiana Purchase Survey Marker / Louisiana Purchase Initial Point Site] |808 KiB |author=William D. Baker|date=September 16, 1991|publisher=National Park Service] It is the point from which the lands acquired through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 were subsequently surveyed. A granite marker was dedicated in 1926. The marker is located in a swamp, but is accessible by a 950 foot boardwalk.

It is located at the junction of Lee County, Monroe County, and Phillips County, 21 miles south of Brinkley or 13 miles northwest of Marvell on U.S. Route 49, then 2 miles east on Arkansas Route 362.


ee also

*General Land Office
*Beginning Point of the U.S. Public Land Survey

External links

* [http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/louisianapurchase/ Louisiana Purchase State Park, at Arkansas State Parks]

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