October 27, 1825
Your Host for Izard County
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
Izard historians to hear about Izard County baseballThe Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the Izard County Senior Center on Highway #9 south of Brockwell, Arkansas, at 2 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. If anyone has any baseball memorabilia from past Izard County games, players, or teams, please bring them. A display table will be set up for viewing.
Jerry Blankenship will be the guest speaker for the program. Jerry grew up in Melbourne in the 1950's and 1960's during the heyday of baseball in the area. His program will be about his memories of Fudge Park, the players, the promoters, and the excitement and entertainment it brought to all ages.
Jerry, retired from pharmacy, owned and operated Blankenship Pharmacy in Melbourne for 25 years and his dad, Fred Blankenship, also a pharmacist, established the business in 1950 as City Drug Store. This was back in the day when you could play catch in the street in front of the drug store and only be disturbed by an occasional car passing by slowly.
Mrs. Carolyn Atkinson, President of the society, invites everyone to attend this meeting. "Play Ball! How we love to hear those words! Everyone is certainly invited to come to this meeting to learn about some baseball games and players during the past in Izard County!"
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Izard County Arkansas Vital Records
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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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