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.

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Where’s your favorite historic Arkansas town? Share interesting tidbits with us in the comments below!

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