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Photo Left:  Jackson Military Road cut exiting Washington, Arkansas, to the North East (2005)

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Northeast to Southwest (Hick's Ferry to Fulton):  Orientation is point of beginning away from the principal corridor by compass direction to any point on that road greater than 20 miles distant, (a day's journey by wagon).

1825  From John Magness' place 10 miles south of a Little Red River Ferry SW to Cadron, a distance of 50 miles (See Abraham, Post Roads and Distances, 1825) Range 8 W,  TWP 11 N

1825  From  Little Rock on the north side of the Arkansas River NW to Cadron, a distance of 30 miles (See Abraham, Post Roads and Distances, 1825)

1825 From Little Rock on the north side of the Arkansas River to points East (See Abraham, Post Roads and Distances, 1825)

1825 From Little Rock on the south side of Arkansas River to points Southeast (See Abraham, Post Roads and Distances, 1825)

1825 From a point in Range 22 W, TWP 9 S (Washington) S to points south.

1827  Mail Contract:  551.  From Greenville, Mo., by Cumminton, Fourche De Thomas, Davidsonville and Hix Ferry, to Batesville, 124 miles.  (See  Territorial Papers, Vol XXI, 489.)

1827  Mail Contract:  552.  From Batesville, by Little Red River, to Little Rock, once a week, 124 miles.  (See  Territorial Papers, Vol XXI, 489.)

1833  Mail Contract:  2906.  From Little Rock, by Desarc and Little Red River, to Batesville, 100 miles and back, twice a week in stages.  Note:  Awarded to Ficklin and Black of Jackson.  (See  Territorial Papers, Vol XXI, 758, 759.)

1833 Mail Contract:  2907.  From Batesville, by Strawberry River, to Jackson, 50 miles and back, twice a week in states.  Note:  Awarded to James D. Gibbons of Batesville.  (See  Territorial Papers, Vol XXI, 758, 759.)

 

 

 

 

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