Desha County Historical Society

Dedicated to the preservation and declaration
of the rich history and culture of
Desha County, Arkansas

Renovated 1906 Courthouse

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Desha County will be 175 years old

on December 12, 2013

 

         Desha County was created by legislative act on December 12, 1838, detaching it from       Arkansas and Chicot Counties.  State representative Stephen Ryan led legislative efforts after     south Arkansas County (present Desha County) citizens filed petitions declaring their area isolated by the Arkansas and White Rivers.  The county was named for Captain Benjamin Desha, a hero of the War of 1812. 

 

        A celebration will be held on December 7, 2013
                      at the Desha County Courthouse

 

                                                  See the EVENTS page for details

 

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    Museums of Desha County Information Coming Soon!    

    

 

    

                                                              

                                                         

       

 

 

Happy Birthday!!!!

Desha Co.                                             

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MUST SEE!


Saturday NOV 2

10:am
 

Civil War
Marker

will be placed at the site of a
short but intense battle of the
Civil War

Kelso Cemetery (Kelso
Road off Hwy 1 in Kelso

 

See the EVENTS page for details!

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