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  • Osceola, Arkansas
  • 18731925

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In the late 1800s, visitors of Mississippi County, Arkansas opined that only one settlement in the county could properly be called a town, and that was Osceola, the county seat. Osceola is on the Mississippi River north of Memphis, Tennessee, on the northeastern edge of Arkansas. It was an important trade center as steamboats stopped there on their way between the major ports in Memphis, Tennessee and Cairo, Illinois. When Osceola was incorporated in 1853, it had 250 residents and few businesses. There were, however, many farms on the surrounding fertile farmland. By 1890, the town boasted 1,000 residents and dozens of businesses. The citizens were noted as consisting of many college graduates, making Osceola a center of "refinement, culture, education and taste," atypical for a town of that size.

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  • 12,921
  • Osceola, Arkansas
  • 18731925

Source Information

The Osceola Times, 1873–1925 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: May 16, 2017

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W C Deen & Son of Paris, AR

W C Deen & Son of Paris, AR

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Jerry T. Johnson, Democrat Central Committee of Mississippi Co. Arkansas
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Washington Sims claims birth of 14 Jan 1777

Washington Sims claims birth of 14 Jan 1777

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Sowders of osceola 1883

Sowders of osceola 1883

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Charles Johnson Sowders 1904

Charles Johnson Sowders 1904

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Archive Info

  • 12,921
  • Osceola, Arkansas
  • 18731925

Source Information

The Osceola Times, 1873–1925 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: May 16, 2017