List of National Historic Landmarks in Arkansas
The National Historic Landmarks in Arkansas represent Arkansas's history from the Louisiana Purchase through the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. It contains the landmarks designated by the U.S. Federal Government for the U.S. state of Arkansas. There are 16 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) in Arkansas. Another NHL was formerly listed in the state but was moved to Oakland, California.
This page includes a list of National Park Service-administered historic areas in Arkansas.
National Historic Landmarks
This is a complete list of the 17 National Historic Landmarks in Arkansas.
|||Landmark name||Image||Date designated||Location||County||Description|
|1||Arkansas Post||October 9, 1960
|Gillett||Arkansas||Commemorates the first semi-permanent European settlement in the Lower Mississippi Valley (1686); an American Revolutionary War skirmish (1783); the first territorial capital of Arkansas (1819–1821); and the American Civil War Battle of Fort Hindman (1863)|
|2||Daisy Bates House||January 3, 2001
|Little Rock||Pulaski||Supporting site for desegregation of Little Rock Central High School|
|3||Bathhouse Row||May 28, 1987
|Hot Springs||Garland||In Hot Springs National Park; largest collection of bathhouses in the United States; remains of the only federally-run spa|
|4||Beginning Point of the Louisiana Purchase Land Survey||April 19, 1993
|Blackton||Lee, Phillips, and Monroe||Point from which the lands acquired through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 were subsequently surveyed|
|5||Camden Expedition Sites||April 19, 1994
|Camden and widely scattered sites across seven counties||Clark, Cleveland, Grant, Hempstead, Nevada, Ouachita, and Pulaski||Old U.S. Arsenal, Elkin's Ferry, Prairie De Ane Battlefield, Confederate State Capitol, Poison Springs Battlefield, Fort Lookout, Marks' Mills Battlefield, and Jenkins' Ferry Battlefield|
|6||Centennial Baptist Church||July 31, 2003
|Helena-West Helena||Phillips||Where Elias Camp Morris preached, unofficial headquarters for National Baptist Convention|
|7||City of Oakland (USS Hoga) (Tug)||June 30, 1989
|North Little Rock||Pulaski||Tugboat; at Pearl Harbor fought ship fires and helped push sinking USS Nevada out of the ship channel; served Oakland harbor for many years; The vessel was transferred to the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum (AIMM) in 2005 and was scheduled to be moved to North Little Rock, Arkansas in 2007. The move has been delayed by damage from Hurricane Katrina along the proposed tow route to AIMM and transport costs. She was moved to the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in November 2015.|
|8||Eaker Site||June 19, 1996
|Blytheville||Mississippi||Archaeological site; shows evidence of pre-historic Nodena populations and also Quapaw occupation|
|9||Fort Smith||December 19, 1960
|Fort Smith||Sebastian||This site includes the remains of two 19th-century U.S. military forts and the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas.|
|10||Little Rock Central High School||May 20, 1982
|Little Rock||Pulaski||Focal point of the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957|
|11||Menard-Hodges Site||April 11, 1982
|Nady||Arkansas||Site includes two large mounds and several house mounds, as well as remains of a 17th-century French trading post; now owned by the National Park Service and administered as part of the Arkansas Post National Memorial.|
|12||Nodena Site||February 19, 1964
|Wilson||Mississippi||Located on Nodena Plantation; type site for an important Late Mississippian cultural component, the Nodena phase; date from about 1400-1700 AD; first excavations in 1897.|
|13||Old State House||December 9, 1997
|Little Rock||Pulaski||Oldest surviving state capitol building west of the Mississippi River.|
|14||Parkin Indian Mound||July 19, 1964
|Parkin||Cross||A Late Mississippian and protohistoric palisaded village with one mound; may be the town of Casqui mentioned by 16th century Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto.|
|15||Joseph Taylor Robinson House||October 12, 1992
|Little Rock||Pulaski||Home of influential Arkansas governor and U.S. senator|
|16||Rohwer Relocation Center Memorial Cemetery||July 6, 1992
|Rohwer||Desha||Site of a World War II Japanese American internment camp|
|17||Toltec Mounds Site||June 2, 1978
|Scott||Lonoke||One of the most significant remnants of Native American life in the state.|
Historic areas administered by the National Park Service
National Historic Sites, National Historical Parks, National Monuments, and certain other areas listed in the National Park system are historic landmarks of national importance that are highly protected already, often before the inauguration of the NHL program in 1960, and are then often not also named NHLs per se. There are four of these in Arkansas. The National Park Service lists these four together with the NHLs in the state, The Arkansas Post National Memorial, the Fort Smith National Historic Site (shared with Oklahoma) and the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site are also NHLs and are listed above. The remaining one is:
|1||Pea Ridge National Military Park||20 July 1956||Pea Ridge||Benton||Site of Battle of Pea Ridge, March 7 and 8, 1862, a Union victory in the American Civil War|
Other National Park Service-administered areas in Arkansas are the Buffalo National River and the Hot Springs National Park (not historic per se but which includes Bathhouse Row, an NHL listed above).
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Arkansas
- List of National Historic Landmarks by state
- Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
- The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
- "Beginning Point of the Louisiana Purchase Survey". National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2007-03-01. Retrieved 2007-09-20.
- "National Historic Landmarks Program: City of Oakland (USS Hoga) (Tug)". National Park Service. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2009.
- "America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places". National Trust for Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
- These are listed on p.111 of "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State"
- Date of listing as National Monument or similar designation, from various sources in articles indexed.
- "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State--Arkansas (17)" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-02.
- National Historic Landmarks Program, at National Park Service