Sexton, Arkansas

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Sexton, Arkansas
Ghost town
Sexton, Arkansas is located in Arkansas
Sexton, Arkansas
Sexton, Arkansas
Sexton's position in Arkansas.
Coordinates: 35°54′55″N 94°30′25″W / 35.91528°N 94.50694°W / 35.91528; -94.50694Coordinates: 35°54′55″N 94°30′25″W / 35.91528°N 94.50694°W / 35.91528; -94.50694
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyWashington
TownshipDutch Mills
Elevation1,014 ft (309 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)479
GNIS feature ID81941
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sexton, Arkansas

Sexton (also Salem Springs) is a former community in Dutch Mills Township, Washington County, Arkansas, United States.[1] The community was located on a tributary of the Baron Fork (a tributary of the Illinois River) approximately one-half mile east of the Arkansas - Oklahoma state line.[2]

A post office called Sexton was established in 1882, and remained in operation until 1906.[3] The community has the name of William H. Sexton, an early postmaster.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Feature Detail Report for: Sexton, Arkansas (historical)." USGS. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sexton, Arkansas Retrieved January 11, 2011.
  2. ^ Tahlequah, OK, 1:25000 Scale Topographic Map, USGS, 1898
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  4. ^ History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas. Higginson Book Company. 1889. p. 321.