Most People Have No Idea There Are Remnants Of A Medieval Fortress Hiding In This Arkansas Forest
By Carol Ann Carson|Updated on December 31, 2022(Originally published December 26, 2022)
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.
The Natural State has many hidden gems – in a state with so much wilderness, there are plenty of beautiful areas that don’t get much as much attention as they deserve. Most of these spots are what you’d expect, things like secret waterfalls, hidden caves, under-appreciated trails, and other natural features. You probably wouldn’t expect there to be a 13th-century French castle in Arkansas. The Ozark Medieval Fortress castle still stands, somewhat forgotten in the woods in Leed Hill, not too far from the state line. This place should have been a popular Arkansas attraction, but instead it’s left decaying in obscurity.
Many of the photos used in this article came from our friends over at AbandonedAR. This is a great site for anyone interested in abandoned places in Arkansas. Preservation of places from Arkansas history is so important!