Yell County Community Descriptions

The following information is from the Arkansas State Gazetteer 1898-1899 and contains short descriptions of several communities and towns in Yell County. This information should help those of you who have never been in Yell Co. and are trying to figure out where these small communities were located.

Alpha. A village in Magazine township, Yell County, 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, and 11 southwest of Dardanelle, and 9 miles northeast of Danville, the county seats, the former also being the nearest rail approach and bank location. Population, 100. Mail, daily. E.W. BAXTER, postmaster.
BOGGS, W.W., grist mill and gin
MAXEY, Y.E., blacksmith
STRAIT, P.N., blacksmith
WOODFORD, Edward, peddler

Aly. A postoffice in Iron Creek township, Yell County, 23 miles south of Danville, the judicial seat, and 45 miles northwest of Hot Springs, the nearest rail approach. Population, 25. Mail, tri-weekly. W.B. ROBERTSON, postmaster.
COLE, J.H., physician
HENRY, E.E., general store
PERSE, C.C., physician
RAY, Rev. D.B. (Methodist)
SHEPARD, Rev. J.W. (Baptist)
WILLIAMS, N.A., saw mill and gin

Belleville. A village in Ferguson township, Yell County, 5 miles northwest of Danville, the judicial seat, and 20 miles southwest of Dardanelle, the nearest banking and shipping point. Population, 350. Mail, daily. J.T. DOWELL, postmaster.
BEASON, John, grocer
Belleville Cornet Band
BENTLEY, L.L., general store
CHOATE, F.J. & Son, livestock
DOWELL & BROWN, general store
FERGUSON, O.S., general store
FERGUSON, W.H., saw, shingle and grist mill
GRACE, John, physician
HALL, G.B. carpenter
HARKNESS, John, physician
HECK, W.L., general store
JONES, George, general store
LYNCH, T.C., constable
McCLESKY, J.F., justice of the peace
McCLESKY, T.S., hotel
McCLESKY & MEEKS, blacksmiths and wagon makers
McCURLEY, T.B., grocer and harness maker
McMULLEN, Miss Sadie, music teacher
PARKER, Dr. George C., druggist
PLEDGER, J.A., druggist and grocer
PLEDGER, Simeon, blacksmith and wagon maker
SCOTT, J.M., carpenter
SPILLERS, D. Lena, milliner
WEST, P.P., flour, grist and saw mill
WHITSON, Rev. J.S. (Methodist)

Birta. A village in Mason township, Yell County, 18 miles from both Danville and Dardanelle, the county seats, the latter also being the nearest banking and shipping point. Population, 200. Mail, daily. R.I. MORGAN, postmaster.
BOSTIC, W.B., physician
BOYCE, M.L., blacksmith
GOODSON, J.F., justice of peace
HAMBRIGHT, Michael, general store
HAMMOND, J.W., physician
HUGHES, W.H., blacksmith
McGLOTHARN, A.F., constable
MORGAN, G.T., saw, grist mill and gin
SLOAN, G.F., teamster
SLOAN, G.F., tanner

Briggsville. A postoffice in township of same name, Yell County, 98 miles northwest of Little Rock, 14 miles southwest of Danville, the seat of justice, and 36 southwest of Dardanelle, the nearest rail approach and bank location. Mail, tri-weekly. L.B. SMITH, postmaster.
McCALL, W.H., physician
POE, William, blacksmith
SMITH, J.B., barber
SMITH, J.N. & SON, grist mill and gin
TATUM, W.L., constable
TATUM, W.L. & Co., grocers

Blue Ball. A settlement in Hunt township, Scott County, 168 miles west of Little Rock, 25 miles northeast of Waldron, the county seat, and 45 miles southwest of Dardanelle, the nearest banking and shipping point. Population, 50. Mail, semi-weekly. R.N. MILLARD, postmaster. [This town was included, even though it's in Scott County, because of its connections to citizens of Yell County.]
HAVNER, Obediah, general store
HOOD, P.L., constable
MANNING, W.T., physician
MILLARD, Miss Myrtle, music teacher
MILLARD, R.N. & SONS, saw and grist mill
MILLARD, W.R., blacksmith
TAYLOR, Rev. J.A., (Baptist)
TAYLOR, W.M., justice of peace
WHITE, Joseph, blacksmith
WILLIAMS, Newton, music teacher

Carden's Bottom. A village on the Arkansas River, in Wilson township, Yell County, 30 miles northeast of Danville, 20 southeast of Dardanelle, the county seats, and 6 southwest of Atkins, the nearest rail approach and bank location. Population, 250. Mail, tri-weekly. John D. STUBBS, postmaster.
DEAN, E.P., justice of peace
HUNTER & BRASHEAR, general store and gin
HUNTER & WILSON, general store
MARCH, Daniel, constable
STUBBS, John D., general store and gin
TURNER, J.O., general store
WILSON, E.I., physician
WILSON, J.B., cotton gin

Centerville. A postoffice in Yell County, 8 miles south of Dardanelle, the judicial seat, banking, and shipping point. Population, 300. Mail, daily.
EVANS, J.F. & BRO., general store
PETTILLO, James H., general store

Chula. A small village in Yell County, 75 miles west of Little Rock, 25 south of Danville, and 45 from Dardanelle, the county seats, the latter is also the nearest banking and shipping point. Mail, semi-weekly. Mrs. J.P. WILLARD, postmaster.
BRANTLEY, Edward, livestock
COLE, [no first name], physician
GLOVER, C.H., blacksmith
MABRY, James O., livestock
PIERCE, C.C., physician
ROBINSON, W.B., justice of peace
WILLARD, B.C., justice of peace
WILLARD, J.P., wagon maker

Chickalah. [Note: This town's name when pronounced rhymes with Tequila - "sha-key-lah"] A postoffice in Magazine township, Yell County, 85 miles northwest of Little Rock, 11 northeast of Danville, and 9 southwest of Dardanelle, the county seats, the latter is also the nearest banking and shipping point. Population, 250. Mail, daily. L.B. JONES, postmaster.
BERNARD & LIPE, blacksmiths
BROWN, Rev. Dr. C.C. (Christian)
CARTER, W.R., general store
HANEY, T.L., hotel
HARRIS, J.H., saw mill and gin
HATCH, J.F., general store
HEFFINGTON, C.F., physician
JONES, L.B., general store and hotel

Danville. A town on the Petit Jean River, in Danville Township, Yell County, of which it is one of the judicial seats. Dardanelle, 20 miles northeast, being the other. It is 85 miles northwest of Little Rock. Dardanelle is the nearest rail approach. Settled in 1842, it has telephone connection with Dardanelle and other points in the county. Population, 300. Mail, daily. T.D. BUMGARNER, postmaster.
BLACK, J.M., justice of peace
BUMGARNER, Miss Fannie, dressmaker
BUMGARNER, J.H., livestock
BUMGARNER, S.T., trader
BURNETT, B.H., sheriff
CARTER, H.A., hotel
CARTER & SON, general store
CLARKE, B.C., hotel
DAVIS, J.L., circuit clerk
FARMER, Ross, blacksmith
GATLIN & SHARPE, general store
HALLIBURTON, D.N., county clerk
HERRING, John, constable
KEATHLEY, E.A., cotton gin
KEATHLEY, J.A., livestock
LITTLEJOHN, Miss Carrie, music teacher
McCARRELL, J.M., general store
McCARRELL, R.G., general store
McCARROLL & KEATHLEY (Eugene McCARROLL, J.A. KEATHLEY), livestock
MANNING, Dr. E.A., druggist
MAY & WOODWARD (Wm.N. MAY, J.W. WOODWARD), lawyers
METHENEY, John L., justice of peace
PARKER, Henry, blacksmith
PARKER & PRIDDY, lawyers
PRIDDY, A.B., lawyer
SAWYER, J.T., mail contractor
TILLMAN, Dr. J.M., druggist
WHITLOW, J.N., county treasurer
WOODWARD, J.W., lawyer

Dardanelle. Situated on the Arkansas River and on the D & R Railroad in Yell County, of which it is a district judicial seat, 5 southwest of Russellville, and 80 northwest of Little Rock. Courts are also held in Danville. It was settled in 1842, and has 5 churches, good schools, 2 banks, water works, special and general stores and 2 weekly newspapers, the Arkansas Valley Pilot and Dardanelle Post-Dispatch. Coal is mined in the vicinity. Ships cotton, fruit, livestock, produce, etc. Daily mail hack to Danville and Mount Nebo. Population, 2500. Telephones, Western Union Exp., Pacific. H.M. SUGG, postmaster.
AIKIN, Edward M., butcher
ANDERSON, Jeremiah A., barber
ARKANSAS VALLEY COTTON OIL CO., H.L. WILSON, president, J.K. BARRY, secretary
ARKANSAS VALLEY PILOT, H.F. JACKSON, editor and proprietor
BATTENFIELD, Joseph H., register U.S. Land Office
BENNETT & URMSTRON (James M. BENNETT, Edward S. URMSTRON), marble
BONVILLE, D.D., grocer
BOTTOMS, Arvey Z., grocer
BOYCE BROS. (Thomas J. and Millard S.), general store
BROOKS, John, planing mill
CARTER, George W., general store
CHITWOOD, John G., receiver U.S. Land Office
COOK, John H., druggist
COTTON BROS. (Wiley D. and Robert S.), grocers
COTTON, W.E. and CO. (W.E. COTTON, L.R. COTTON, Thos. COTTON), flour mill, gin & distillery
COX, Thomas, manufacturers agent
CROOM, John A., general store
CROWNOVER, J.B., lawyer
CUNNINGHAM, Edward W., general store
DARDANELLE BANK (Cap. $50,000), H.C. CUNNINGHAM, president, W.H. GEE, cashier
DARDANELLE EX. CO., J.E. SKILLERN, manager
DARDANELLE GIN & MACHINE SHOP, Wm.E. PARTIN, proprietor. Prompt attention given to repairing of all kinds of machinery.
DARDANELLE HOTEL, Mrs. A.F. KIRBY, proprietor
DARDANELLE POST-DISPATCH, J.H. PAGE, editor
DARDANELLE UNDERTAKING CO., PATRICK, BIGGER & MASTERS
DARDANELLE WATER WORKS, Jos. EVANS, manager
DARDANELLE & RUSSELLVILLE Railway, J.E. SKILLERN, general manager
DAVIS, Emmett, butcher
DAVIS & KAYSER (R. DAVIS, A.J. KAYSER), dry goods
DUFFEY, Charles, barber
EDWARDS, Isaac H., barber
EVANS, S.N. & SON (Stephen N. and Lewis), grocers
FLATER, Alonzo A., blacksmith
GAULT, J.D. & CO. (Jefferson L. GAULT, W.S. LOFLAND, J.K. BARRY), general store
GOLDMAN, J.D. & CO. (J.D. GOLDMAN and M. KAUFMAN), general store
GOODIER, Joseph, stoves and tinware, repairing of all kinds a specialty
GOODIER, Nicholas, furniture
GOODMAN, Joseph, livery
GRACE, Wm.C., grain
GRAVES, Wm.W., undertaker
GREEN, Rev. J.L. (Presbyterian)
HARKEY, J.M. & CO. (John M. HARKEY), general store
HARRIS, Alfred J., physician
HART, James D., physician
HART, J.E. & SON (James E. and Robt. W.), general store
HART, Miss Sackie, music teacher
HATCH, John F., grocer
HELM, James E., barber
HUNT, Walter C., lawyer
JACKSON, Wm.A., hardware
JACOWAY & JACOWAY (Wm.D. and Walter D.), lawyers
LANCASTER, Jule, jeweler
LANCASTER & BENNETT (Julius W. LANCASTER, James M. BENNETT), druggists
LAY, N.A., grocer
LEDIS, Solomon, dry goods
LEMING, Elijah, Jr., physician
LOVE, Louis E., physician
McCARROLL, H.B. & SON (Wm.S. McCARROLL), wholesale grocers
MEDENWALD, August, undertaker
MILLER, Samuel E., physician
NUNNELEY, Wm.B., druggists
PARKER, John M., lawyer
PARTIN, Wm.E., proprietor, Dardanelle Gin and Machine Shops
PATRICK, BIGGER & MASTERS, (W.H. , J.E. BIGGER, Alexander MASTERS), contractors and builders
PEOPLES BANK, The (capital $50,000), J.J. GEORGE, president, Oscar L. CLEMENT, Cashier
PENDERGRASS, Edwin N., grocer
POLK, Joseph O., general store
REDMAN, Manassas B., druggist
ROBINSON, Wm.W., blacksmith
SEVIC, John, shoemaker
SHIUN, Edgar, livery
SIMS, Columbus C., dentist
SIMS, Felix L., dentist
STINNER, Peter, harness
STREET, Rev. H.H. (Baptist)
SUGG, Henry M., postmaster
THOMPSON, George S., blacksmith
TOOMER, Robert, lawyer
UNITED STATES LAND OFFICE, Joseph H. BATTENFIELD, Register, John G. CHITWOOD, Receiver
WALKER, James D., harness
WALKER, James J., grocer
WEEMS, Rev. D.J., (Methodist)
WEST, Benjamin F., gunsmith
WIGGINS & HARKEY (J.T. WIGGINS, L.M. HARKEY), blacksmiths
WILEY, Joseph H., physician and druggist
WILSON, C.R., physician
WILSON, Henry L., dry goods
WILSON & LOVE, (T.E. WILSON, L.E. LOVE), general store
WOOD, George, ginner

Fowler. A settlement in Yell County, 1 mile from Arkansas River. South from Potts' Station [Pottsville] the nearest rail approach, and 15 miles from Dardanelle, the nearest bank location. Population, 50.
DEAN, C.P., general store
STONE, J.N., general store

Gilkey. A postoffice in township of same name, Yell County, 75 miles northwest of Little Rock, 6 southeast of Danville, the judicial seat, and 25 miles southwest of Dardanelle, the nearest rail approach and bank location. Mail, semi-weekly. Jacob McCARTY, postmaster.
McCARTY, Jacob, general store and drugs
SMITH, W.S., saw and grist mill and gin

Gravelly. Formerly Gravelly Hill. A postoffice on the Fourche River, in Yell County, 124 miles northwest of Little Rock, 24 southwest of Danville, the county seat, 50 southwest of Dardanelle, the nearest banking and shipping point. Population, 200. Mail, tri-weekly. B.F. STORT, postmaster.
BILLINGS, Mrs. S.L., dry goods
BLACKWELL, J.W., physician
CAIN, H.V., blacksmith
CAVINESS, CUDD & BRUMLEY, grist mill
CAVINESS, J.M., livestock
HUNNICUTT, Rev. George (Baptist)
HUNNICUTT, J.R., justice of peace
LAW, J.R., hotel and notary public
LEWIS & CAVINESS, general store
LOFLAND, Rev. S. (Baptist)
McNEELY, Rev. D.S. (Baptist)
MANNING, H.S., physician
PARKS, W.P., physician
PIEDEMONT ACADEMY
PRICE, J.F., grocer
RAY, Rev. L.D. (Methodist)
SEILES, G.M., general store
WALKER, J.H., blacksmith
WILSON & SHIRE, notions

Manning. A farmers' postoffice in Danville township, Yell County, 100 miles northwest of Little Rock, 7 from Danville, and 27 from Dardanelle, the county seats, the latter is also the nearest rail approach and banking point. J.M. BLACK, postmaster.

Onyx. A hamlet in Crawford township, Yell County, 80 miles northwest of Little Rock, 19 south of Danville, and 36 south of Dardanelle, the county seats, the latter is also the nearest banking and shipping point. J.D. GREEN, postmaster.

Riley. A postoffice in Yell County, 34 miles from Dardanelle, the county seat, banking and shipping point.

Rover. A village in township of same name, Yell County, 8 miles south of Danville, the judicial seat, and 30 from Dardanelle, the nearest banking and shipping point, and 110 northwest of Little Rock. Population, 250. Mail, daily. J.H. HUNT, postmaster.
ALBRIGHT, W.B., hotel
CLEMENT, C.A., physician
CLEMENT, Rev. W.A. (Methodist)
CROWNOVER & CLEMENT, general store
HEAD, Rev. J.W. (Methodist)
HOGAN, J.W., livestock
HOGAN, W.R., general store and livestock
HUNT, A.M., shoemaker
HUNT, J.H., general store and livestock
KELLY, J.L., justice of peace
MONTGOMERY, J.M., physician
NORMAN, W.P., saw and grist mill
RICHARDSON, Rev. J.W., (Baptist)
ROVER MANUFACTURING CO. (SNODGRASS & FISHER)
STONUS, John, carpenter
WHITSELL, [no first name], general store.


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