October 27, 1825
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In the nineteenth century, Izard County served as a gateway to settlement across northern Arkansas and was the parent county of seven other counties. Later, Izard County's virgin yellow pine forests provided lumber to other parts of the state.
|Prosperity A. R. P. Church|
Although technically in Wheeling, Fulton County, Many Izard County residents have roots in this church.
|Izard County Cemeteries|
|History of Izard County|
From "Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas" by Goodspeed Publishing Company 1889
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|Township Range Map of Izard County|
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Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society
Dr. Brooks Blevins to address Izard historians
Brockwell, AR – The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at the Izard County Senior Center on Highway #9 South of Brockwell, Arkansas, at 2 P.M.
Mrs. Carolyn Atkinson, President of the society, states, "Dr. Brooks Blevins will be the speaker for the Summer Quarterly Meeting. He is a member of our society, and we look forward to hearing his informative presentation. The public is welcome to attend the meeting and to enjoy refreshments after the session."
Blevins, a Violet Hill native and 1988 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School, will discuss an event that took place just across the Izard County line in Fulton County. In 1868, the murder of Simpson Mason, the north Arkansas agent of the Freedmen’s Bureau, sparked a conflict between members of the Ku Klux Klan and militiamen from Arkansas and Missouri.
Widely regarded as the nation’s foremost expert on the history of the Ozarks, Blevins is the author or editor of seven books, including Hill Folks: A History of Arkansas Ozarkers and Their Image and Ghost of the Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South. He is the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University in Springfield.
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