Are you looking for real estate for sale in an area that is rich in history and tradition?
Beaman Realty has homes, businesses and other property in this beautiful and historically rich area.
Baxter County was formed in 1873 by Arkansas Governor Elisha Baxter shortly before the Brooks-Baxter War, where Baxter and Joseph Brooks fought a fierce battle for the governor’s seat. Marion County was created in 1836, shortly after Arkansas was declared a state. Marion County was named in honor of General Francis Marion, a daring Revolutionary War general, referred to by the British as the “Old Swamp Fox.”
Governor Baxter formed Baxter County on March 24, 1873, in an election year when the outcome was in doubt, because he wished to leave a lasting legacy. He chose a day when most of the legislature was at home. As a result, the representatives whose counties the new county would affect were unable to vote on the proposed new county or to veto the legislation. Baxter County was formed by taking a large part of Marion and Izard counties and smaller parts of Fulton and Searcy counties. The present-day boundary was fixed in 1881.
Hundreds of prehistoric sites, representing various time periods and traditions, are found in the area. By the time of the Louisiana Purchase, the Osage Indians claimed control over the area, but they relinquished their claims in an 1808 treaty with the United States government. Many of the pioneers moving into the area before the Civil War were from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Arkansas was part of the Confederate States during the Civil War. Although there was some Union sympathy, many men in the area volunteered to fight for the Confederacy and joined the Fourteenth Arkansas Infantry and fought many battles far from home.
The area was first settled as an area of farms and ranches and hunting and fishing have always been popular for sport and food. The area endured severe floods in the early 1900s and the residents of the area suggested a dam. The Norfork dam was completed in 1944 and then the Bull Shoals Dam was begun to complete the flood control project. The damming of the White River created Norfork and Bull Shoals Lakes.
The area has become popular for boating, hunting and fishing and is a well known retirement area.
If you are looking for a home, business or other real estate for sale in an area rich with history, Beaman Realty can help you find it. Search for property for sale here or call us at Beaman Realty 800.467.5253 today.