The Ancient Town In Arkansas That’s Loaded With Fascinating History
By Carol Ann Carson|Published August 07, 2018
Carol Ann Carson
Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for three years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.
Arkansas history certainly dates back further than when it was grated statehood in 1836. Our state has some interesting historical points including the oldest territory, the Arkansas Post, which was founded in 1686. There’s also Georgetown, the oldest settled area dating back to 1789. Today’s focus is on one of the state’s oldest city, Batesville. Although most Arkansans are well familiar with the city, not many know about its interesting history. Let’s scroll though some historic photographs of the town while we learn about Batesville’s fascinating past.