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
Chrisco to address Izard historians
BROCKWELL, AR. – The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet on Sunday afternoon, October 9, 2016, at the Izard County Senior Center south of Brockwell, Arkansas, on Highway #9 at 2 P.M. The meeting is open to the public.
Mrs. Sue Shell Chrisco, a member of the society, will be the guest speaker for the session. Residing near Sage, Arkansas, Chrisco is a well-known local historian, genealogists, and preservationist. She will represent the Izard County Cemetery Association. This cemetery preservation project was established in the early 1980’s upon a suggestion made by the late Fred Blankenship of Melbourne. Chrisco and her late husband, A. D., with friends, Remmell and Helen Conyers, became the first members of the organization. With the help of many volunteers through the years, twenty-eight abandoned cemeteries have been cleaned and preserved by the association, while approximately five hundred sixty headstones with bases were made and placed in various cemeteries throughout the area. Many “lost” graves in various locations in the county have been located by dowsing, an art similar to “witching” for water, and marked by the group.
Chrisco is also very active with the Manna House, a food bank program located in Melbourne. She helped her cousin, Betty Hope Guthrie McCollum, in the completion of eight of the “Down Memory Lane” series of books featuring stories and remembrances of older citizens of our area. This series of books is an excellent source in preserving the history of individuals, families, and of the Izard County area in past years as told in the words of the main character of each story.
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Izard County Trails To The Past is in need of submissions. If you had family in the county we would love to have you submit pictures and family stories. We also need persons with research materials as volunteers to do look-ups for our visitors.
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