Powhatan Historic State Park operates this online archive of local history. Its purpose is to catalog and make available more than 30 years of research into the historic community of Powhatan, Arkansas. It is by no means a complete or finished project and updates are ongoing. This wiki is monitored by park staff and volunteers.
Powhatan is currently the 18th smallest town in Arkansas with a population of approximately 72. However, in its heyday, Powhatan boasted nearly 500 residents. Powhatan served as the county seat of Lawrence County from 1869-1963. Originally settled as a steamboat landing, Powhatan quickly became the center of trade and commerce for Lawrence County until its decline with the coming of the railroad. Today, Powhatan is primarily known for Powhatan Historic State Park which preserves six historic buildings from town's earlier days.
Streets and Layout
- Streets of Powhatan
Outside Powhatan (Within Lawrence Co.)
Outside Lawrence County
- Flood of 1890
- "Trusty, No. 49"
- Mexican War
- Civil War
- Civil Cases
- Gun Permits
- The Lynching of Andrew Springer
- Harry Gray v. White River Bridge Company
- Harry E. Bovay