Helena and Phillips County

Helena and Phillips County

Author: Bill Branch

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN: 9781531661137

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Formed in 1820, Phillips County was named for Sylvanus Phillips, an early settler; Helena, the county seat, was named for Phillip's daughter and was incorporated in 1833. Helena was a major river town and was the economic and social center of the region. Lumber mills, cotton-oil mills, railroads, and river traffic contributed to a thriving economy. Helena's various ethnic groups played an important role in society and commerce, including African Americans, Chinese, Lebanese, Greek, Italian, and others. Situated on the Mississippi River and the southern tip of Crowley's Ridge, Helena's history includes Hernando de Soto, Jacques Marquette, and seven confederate generals. The rich alluvial soil along the river attracted wealthy planters who transformed the forests into productive plantations and luxurious homes. In more recent years, Phillips County has suffered the loss of jobs and a declining population, resulting in a struggling economy.

A Cultural Resources Reconnaissance of the Helena Arkansas and Vicinity Project Phillips County Arkansas

A reconnaissance for prehistoric, historic, and architectural resources was conducted during June 1981 for the Helena, AR, and vicinity project located in northeastern Phillips Co., AR. The study methods included a review of published ...

A Cultural Resources Reconnaissance of the Helena  Arkansas and Vicinity Project Phillips County  Arkansas

Author: Charles H. LeeDecker

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A reconnaissance for prehistoric, historic, and architectural resources was conducted during June 1981 for the Helena, AR, and vicinity project located in northeastern Phillips Co., AR. The study methods included a review of published literature, examination of archival sources, a cartographic review, interviews with persons knowledgeable of the area, and field examination of selected portions of the proposed impact area.

Newspapers on Microfilm

1897 – 1901 Malta — Philips County News . . . . . . . . numps County News . ...
1951 - 1959 HelenaPhillips County News . . . . . . . . . . 1951 - 1954 ... 1948 –
1954 Plains — The Plainsman 1966 – 1967 Helena — The Register ( Western
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A Cultural Resources Survey of the Helena Borrow Pit Project Helena Phillips County Arkansas

This open field is to be used as a borrow pit for materials used to repair the levee. A literature search and a pedestrian survey failed to locate any prehistoric, historic, or architectural sites within the project right-of-way.

A Cultural Resources Survey of the Helena Borrow Pit Project  Helena  Phillips County  Arkansas

Author: Jimmy D. McNeil

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On 25 November 1980, an intensive Cultural Resources Survey was conducted by the Environmental Resources Section of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, over approximately one acre of corn field adjacent to the Main Line Levee. This open field is to be used as a borrow pit for materials used to repair the levee. A literature search and a pedestrian survey failed to locate any prehistoric, historic, or architectural sites within the project right-of-way.

Linguistic Atlas of the Gulf States

Created 1873 from Crittenden , Monroe , Phillips , and St . Francis counties ; 608
sq . mi . Population : 1880 : 13 ... NW Helena . Agriculture . 696 RONDO FE 452 .
01 MLY 85 1A : b . Lee Co . , now lives in Helena , Phillips Co . Carpenter , labor
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