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OLD BELFAST ARKANSAS
PIONEER MONUMENT

Erected in 1974

(On Front of Monument)
OLD BELFAST
ON THIS SITE STOOD THE PIONEER VILLAGE OF BELFAST, SETTLED
ABOUT THE YEAR 1850 WHILE THIS AREA WAS A PART OF SALINE
COUNTY. BELFAST WAS A STAGE STOP ON THE ROAD FROM CAMDEN
TO LITTLE ROCK. ALONG THE ROAD THE RETREATING FEDERAL
ARMY PASSED IN 1864 FOLLOWING THE BATTLE OF JENKINS FERRY.
 
BELFAST SALINE COUNTY
ESTABLISHED ON MARCH 25, 1854 ... DISCONTINUED ON JUNE 22, 1866
 
POSTMASTERS
JOHN W. DAWDY MARCH 25, 1854 HENRY H. BEAVERS MARCH 21, 1857
WAVEN HOLLEMAN MAY 14, 1857 JOHN S. GEE JUNE 29, 1857
DAVID J. PRYOR MAY 26, 1859 RICHARD MACK SEPTEMBER 18, 1860
 
RE-ESTABLISHED IN GRANT COUNTY ON APRIL 19 1871
 
POSTMASTERS
JACOB W. HALL APRIL 18, 1871 DELANY L. GLOVER AUGUST 20, 1875
M.E. EDWARD MARCH 18, 1878
 
MOVED FROM THIS SITE APRIL 18, 1878
"IF ANY MAN DRAW BACK, MY SOUL SHALL HAVE NO PLEASURE IN HIM"
HEB. 10:38
Erected By The Descendants Of The Early Settlers On April 13, 1974

 

(On back of Monument)
EARLY SETTLERS
ALLEE DAVIS JORDAN SCARBROUGH
ALLEN DOUGAN JULIAN SHAW
ASHCRAFT DOUGLAS KING SHEPPARD
ASHLEY DRENNEN LASTER SHOCKLEY
BAILEY DUVALL LINDSEY SHOPTAW
BARNES ELLIOT LOKEY SINGLETON
BARNETT ELROD MARTIN SLAUGHTER
BASS FINLEY MARVEL SMITH
BECKWOOD GILKEYSON MCBURNETT STALLINGS
BLACKWELL GILL MESSINGER STEELE
BOND GILLIS MOONEY STEPHENSON
BRADLEY GRIMMET MORTON STOCKTON
BREWER HALBERT MOSLEY STRICKLAND
BRIMMAGE HALEY NALL SWAFFORD
BRUMBELOW HARRINGTON NICHOLS SWEDEN
BRYANT HARRIS ORR SWEETEN
BUIE HENSLEE PAGE THOMPSON
BURROW HICKS PALMER TROUT
BURTON HOGUE PASS TULL
BUZZBEE HOLIMAN POE WALKER
CAPLE HOLLINGER POWERS WALTERS
CARSLILE HOPE PUMPHREY WALTON
CHASTINA HOPSON RAINWATER WARD
COBB HUMPHRIES RAMSEY WILLMON
CRANFORD JACOBS REEVES WILSON
CROWSON JAMES REYNOLDS WORTHAN
DAVENPORT JONES RUSSELL YORK


Photos and transcription by Charlotte Curlee Ramsey May 25, 2003
This Monument is enclosed between locked gates now, in the Belfast Hunting Club area off of Hwy. 35, near Tull, AR.