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Cleveland County, Arkansas

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  • Paul "Bear" Bryant (1913 - 1983)
    Nothing but a winner. That's how I described myself even before I broke the record that made me the winningest coach in the history of big-time college football at that time. I was national coach of ...
  • Harvey Parnell, Governor (1880 - 1936)
    Harvey Parnell (February 28, 1880 – January 16, 1936) was the 29th governor of Arkansas, and served from 1928 to 1933. Biography Parnell was born in Orlando in Cleveland County in southern Arkansas...
  • Silas Emory Updike (1888 - 1968)

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The Arkansas legislature established Dorsey County as Arkansas's 71st county on April 17, 1873, naming it for Stephen W. Dorsey, the U.S. Senator from Arkansas. When he was indicted for defrauding the Post Office, they renamed it on March 5, 1885, for Grover Cleveland, the newly elected President of the United States.

The Battle of Mark's Mills, the pivotal engagement in the Union Army's ill-fated Camden Expedition during the U.S. Civil War, took place in what is now Cleveland County. This engagement resulted in a crushing victory for Confederate forces, though the victory ultimately proved to be hollow when Federal General Frederick Steele and the rest of his army managed to escape from Camden to Little Rock.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Townships & Communities

  • Bowman
  • Harper
  • Hudgin
  • Hurricane
  • Kingsland
  • Lee
  • Miller
  • New Edinburg
  • Niven-Jackson
  • Redland
  • Rison (County Seat)
  • Rowell
  • Rye
  • Saline
  • Smith
  • Staves
  • White Oak
  • Whiteville
  • Woodlawn

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Hearthstone Legacy

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Marks' Mills Battleground