Helena and Phillips County

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 and Phillips County

Author: Bill Branch

Publisher: Arcadia Pub

ISBN: 9780738590769

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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.

Helena and Phillips County

Helena and Phillips County

Author: Bill Branch

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN: 9781531661137

Page: 130

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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.

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( 4 ) Philips Memorial Foundation Inc. , Phillips County Developmental Center , W. Helena , Ar . Phillips - Strickland House Corporation , Bangor , Me .

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