Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Saline County Records


City: Benton

County: Saline

Location: South side of Saline County Courthouse Square

Sponsor: ACWSC, Saline County Clerk, staff and judges

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 537818
UTM-Y: 3824842
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 34.56463804
Longitude: -92.5877366

Marker Text

Saline County Records

As Gen. Frederick Steeles Union army marched toward Little Rock in the summer of 1863, Saline County officials feared their records would be seized or destroyed. They met Aug. 31, 1863, and, saying the Union function is to cut up, mutilate, and destroy the Articles of States and the Records of County, they ordered the county clerk to remove from the Courthouse, to some private place _ the said records. Most of the records vanished during the war, but the county seal was found in modern-day Grant County and returned to Saline County in 2013.

No. 77

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Saline County Circuit Clerk Dennis Milligan
Jim Harris, Ragan Kyzer, Megan Tucker, Patrick Rhodes
Circuit Judges Bobby McAllister, Gary Arnold, Grisham Phillips, Robert Herzfeld

Aug. 31, 2014

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