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
Brockwell – The Izard County Historical Society will meet on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Izard County Senior Center south of Brockwell on Highway #9 at 2 p.m. The meeting is free, and the public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
The guest speaker for the meeting will be Edward Harthorn. His presentation will feature the life of Reverend David Orr (1799-1849), one of the earliest preachers in Northeast Arkansas. Orr started nine different churches and founded the Spring River and Rocky Bayou Baptist Associations in the Ozarks east of the White River. Orr was also a schoolteacher and a member of the Arkansas Territorial Legislature.
Edward Harthorn is a graduate assistant in history at Arkansas State University, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in global history. He is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, and a resident of Walnut Ridge, where he attended Williams Baptist College. Harthorn was the recipient of the 2016 Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives Award given by the Arkansas Historical Association.
Waylan Cooper, President of the society, stated, “The society is open to any person interested in the history of the county or who is doing research on families who lived in the area.”
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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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