Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Civil War Healing


City: Eureka Springs

County: Carroll

Location: S. Main and Spring Streets

Sponsor: ACWSC, Carroll County Historical and Genealogical Society, Arkansas Humanities Council, Preserve America

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 433807
UTM-Y: 4028713
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.40129965
Longitude: -93.73818831

Marker Text

Civil War Healing
The Eureka Springs areas reputation as a health resort has its origins in the Civil War. Late 19th-century accounts claim Dr. Alvah Jackson treated sick and wounded soldiers during the war. In early 1865, Maj. J.W. Cooper, who led Confederate troops in the Indian Territory, came to Carroll Co. with four comrades seeking Jacksons aid to recover from the effects of hard service. They holed up in the rock house near the areas abundant springs and recuperated. Cooper and his companions returned for a reunion with Jackson at the springs in 1880.
No. 18
Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Carroll County Historical and Genealogical Society
Arkansas Humanities Council
Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior

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