National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States federal government's official list of districts, buildings and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property; the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966 established the National Register and the process for adding properties to it. Of the more than one million properties on the National Register, 80,000 are listed individually; the remainder are contributing resources within historic districts. For most of its history the National Register has been administered by the National Park Service, an agency within the United States Department of the Interior, its goals are to help property owners and interest groups, such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, coordinate and protect historic sites in the United States.
While National Register listings are symbolic, their recognition of significance provides some financial incentive to owners of listed properties. Protection of the property is not guaranteed. During the nomination process, the property is evaluated in terms of the four criteria for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places; the application of those criteria has been the subject of criticism by academics of history and preservation, as well as the public and politicians. Historic sites outside the country proper, but associated with the United States are listed. Properties can be nominated in a variety of forms, including individual properties, historic districts, multiple property submissions; the Register categorizes general listings into one of five types of properties: district, structure, building, or object. National Register Historic Districts are defined geographical areas consisting of contributing and non-contributing properties; some properties are added automatically to the National Register when they become administered by the National Park Service.
These include National Historic Landmarks, National Historic Sites, National Historical Parks, National Military Parks, National Memorials, some National Monuments. On October 15, 1966, the Historic Preservation Act created the National Register of Historic Places and the corresponding State Historic Preservation Offices; the National Register consisted of the National Historic Landmarks designated before the Register's creation, as well as any other historic sites in the National Park system. Approval of the act, amended in 1980 and 1992, represented the first time the United States had a broad-based historic preservation policy; the 1966 act required those agencies to work in conjunction with the SHPO and an independent federal agency, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, to confront adverse effects of federal activities on historic preservation. To administer the newly created National Register of Historic Places, the National Park Service of the U. S. Department of the Interior, with director George B.
Hartzog Jr. established an administrative division named the Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation. Hartzog charged OAHP with creating the National Register program mandated by the 1966 law. Ernest Connally was the Office's first director. Within OAHP new divisions were created to deal with the National Register; the division administered several existing programs, including the Historic Sites Survey and the Historic American Buildings Survey, as well as the new National Register and Historic Preservation Fund. The first official Keeper of the Register was an architectural historian. During the Register's earliest years in the late 1960s and early 1970s, organization was lax and SHPOs were small and underfunded. However, funds were still being supplied for the Historic Preservation Fund to provide matching grants-in-aid to listed property owners, first for house museums and institutional buildings, but for commercial structures as well. A few years in 1979, the NPS history programs affiliated with both the U.
S. National Parks system and the National Register were categorized formally into two "Assistant Directorates." Established were the Assistant Directorate for Archeology and Historic Preservation and the Assistant Directorate for Park Historic Preservation. From 1978 until 1981, the main agency for the National Register was the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service of the United States Department of the Interior. In February 1983, the two assistant directorates were merged to promote efficiency and recognize the interdependency of their programs. Jerry L. Rogers was selected to direct this newly merged associate directorate, he was described as a skilled administrator, sensitive to the need for the NPS to work with SHPOs, local governments. Although not described in detail in the 1966 act, SHPOs became integral to the process of listing properties on the National Register; the 1980 amendments of the 1966 law further defined the responsibilities of SHPOs concerning the National Register.
Several 1992 amendments of the NHPA added a category to the National Register, known as Traditional Cultural Properties: those properties associated with Native American or Hawaiian groups
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 86,209. With an estimated population of 88,037 in 2017, it is the principal city of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region of 298,592 residents that encompasses the Arkansas counties of Crawford and Sebastian, the Oklahoma counties of Le Flore and Sequoyah. Fort Smith has a sister city relationship with Cisterna, site of the World War II Battle of Cisterna, fought by United States Army Rangers commanded by Fort Smith native William O. Darby; the city has a mutual friendship-city relationship with Jining, China. Fort Smith lies on the Arkansas-Oklahoma state border, situated at the confluence of the Arkansas and Poteau rivers known as Belle Point. Fort Smith was established as a western frontier military post in 1817, when it was a center of fur trading; the city developed there. It became well known as a base for migrants' settling of the "Wild West" and for its law enforcement heritage.
In 2007, the city of Fort Smith was selected by the United States Department of the Interior as the site of the new United States Marshals Service National Museum, slated to open in 2019. This area was occupied for thousands of years by indigenous peoples, attracted to the advantageous site near the rivers, they used the waterways for transportation and trading, to supply fish and water for their villages. The French claimed this area as part of their New La Louisiane; some colonial fur traders traveled the Arkansas and other rivers to trade with the native American tribes. The United States acquired this territory and large areas west of the Mississippi River from France in the Louisiana Purchase. Soon after, the government sent the Pike Expedition to explore the areas along the Arkansas River; the US founded Fort Smith in 1817 as a military post. It was named after General Thomas Adams Smith, who commanded the United States Army Rifle Regiment in 1817, headquartered near St. Louis. General Smith had ordered Army topographical engineer Stephen H. Long to find a suitable site on the Arkansas River for a fort.
General Smith never visited the forts that bore his name. A stockade was built and occupied from 1817 until 1822 by a small troop of regulars commanded by Major William Bradford. A small settlement began forming around the fort, but the Army abandoned the first Fort Smith in 1824 and moved 80 miles further west to Fort Gibson. John Rogers, an Army sutler and land speculator, bought up former government-owned lands at this site and promoted growth of the new civilian town of Fort Smith. Due to the strategic location of this site, the federal government re-established a military presence at Fort Smith during the 1830s era of Indian Removal of tribes from the American Southeast to west of the Mississippi River in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. In 1838 the Army moved back into the old military post near Belle Point, expanded the base, they used troops from their ancestral homelands in the Southeast. Remnants of the Five Civilized Tribes remained in the southeast, their descendants in some cases have reorganized and been federally recognized.
The Cherokee called the forced march the Trail of Tears, as many of their people and African-American slaves died along the way. The army enforced the removal of these peoples to the reserved Indian Territory, where the federal government granted them land. Many displaced Native Americans fell out of the march and settled in Fort Smith and adjoining Van Buren, Arkansas on the other side of the river; the US Army used Fort Smith as a base during the Mexican War. As a result, the US acquired large territories in the Southwest, annexed the Republic of Texas, independent for some years. Sebastian County was formed in 1851, separated from Crawford County north of the Arkansas River. In 1858, Fort Smith was designated as a Division Center of the Butterfield Overland Mail's 7th Division route across Indian Territory from Fort Smith to Texas and as a junction with the mail route from Memphis, Tennessee, an important port on the east side of the Mississippi River. During the early years of the U. S. Civil War, the fort was occupied by the Confederate Army.
Union troops under General Steele took control of Fort Smith on September 1, 1863. A small fight occurred there on July 31, 1864, but the Union army maintained command in the area until the war ended in 1865; as a result, many refugee slaves, Southern Unionists, others came here to escape the guerrilla warfare raging in Arkansas and the Border States. The slaves were freed under the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln. Federal troops abandoned the post of Fort Smith for the last time in 1871; the town continued to thrive despite the absence of federal troops. Two of Fort Smith's most notable historic figures were Judge Isaac Parker and William Henry Harrison Clayton known as W. H. H. Clayton. In 1874, William Henry Harrison Clayton was appointed United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas by President Ulysses S. Grant. Fort Smith was a bustling community full of brothels and outlaws, just across the river from Indian Territory. William Clayton realized a strong judge would be necessary to bring order to the region.
He knew. But Judge Parker had been confirmed by the US Senate. With the help of President Grant and US Senator Powell Clayt
Special routes of U.S. Route 71
A total of fourteen special routes of U. S. Route 71 exist. Bypass 71 is a controlled access highway at Louisiana, its northern terminus is an interchange with Interstate 49 and U. S. Routes 71 and 165 north of Alexandria, its southern terminus is at an interchange with Interstate 49 and U. S. Routes 71 and 167 south of Alexandria. Bypass 71 runs a total distance of 6 miles and is concurrent with I-49 its whole length, it is signed at both the north and south termini as By-Pass US 71. Business U. S. 71 in Waldron runs 7 miles beginning at U. S. 71 2½ miles north of Waldron and ending at U. S. 71 4½ miles south of Waldron. Signed locally as Main Street, it was created in 1971 after U. S. 71 was rerouted around the west side of town. U. S. 71 Business runs 13 miles between Alma and Fort Smith, Arkansas Its northern terminus is at Interstate 40 and U. S. Highway 71 at Alma and its southern terminus is at Interstate 540 and U. S. 71 in south Fort Smith. Highway 71 Business passes through the towns of Van Buren and Fort Smith.
One half mile south of I-40 at Alma, U. S. 71 Business intersects U. S. Highway 64 and overlaps it to downtown Fort Smith and the junction of Arkansas Highway 22. Within the city of Fort Smith, U. S. 71 Business is referred to by the names of Midland Boulevard, North 10th & North 11th Streets within downtown, Towson Avenue and Zero Street. U. S. Route 71 Business in Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers Metropolitan Area is a business route of U. S. Route 71 that spans 34.27 miles. US 71B begins in southern Fayetteville, where US 71 angles west to become the Fulbright Expressway with US 62 and I-49. US 71B meets AR Highways 16 and 180 before entering downtown Fayetteville. US 71B becomes a main promenade through town as College Avenue passing AR 45 along the way; as College Avenue, US 71B passes the Evelyn Hills Shopping Center, Fiesta Square, Spring Creek Centre, the Northwest Arkansas Mall, Lake Fayetteville. Entering Springdale, the route crosses by the Springdale Country Club before meeting and running concurrently with US 412.
US 71B continues north to meet AR 264 in Bethel Heights. US 71B becomes Bloomington Street in Lowell as it continues north to AR 94 (New Hope Road. Entering Rogers, US 71B turns east; the route passes St. Mary's Hospital and Dixieland Mall and crosses to I-49 as it enters Bentonville. US 71B meets AR Highways 112, 72, 102 near the Bentonville Municipal Airport when it arrows north. Becoming Walton Boulevard, US 71B crosses AR 72 before meeting I-49/US 71 again and terminating at exit 93. Major intersections U. S. Route 71 Business is an alternate alignment of U. S. Route 71 in southwest Missouri, its northern terminus is at a partial interchange with US 71 7 miles north of Anderson. Its southern terminus is an at-grade intersection with US 71 and Wolf Den Road 2 miles south of Pineville. In Anderson, Business 71 runs concurrently with Route 59 for 6 miles and Route 76 for 2 miles. Business 71 was created in 2005 running from 7 miles north of Anderson to 2 miles south of town at an at-grade intersection with US 71.
In 2007, it was extended along the former US 71 in Pineville after a new freeway section was built bypassing the town. Business 71 is a former alignment of US 71 through Missouri. Running a distance of 5 miles, its southern terminus is at US 71 south of Maryville, its northern terminus is US 136 north of Maryville. U. S. Route 71 Business is a former alignment of US 71 through Iowa, it begins at the junction of U. S. Route 71 and Iowa Highway 2 in southern Clarinda, it follows 16th Street towards downtown Clarinda. At Washington Street, US 71 Business meets Iowa 2 Business, both routes continue east leaving Clarinda. East of Clarinda, US 71 Bus./IA 2 Bus. intersect US 71. US 71 Business ends; the entire route is in Page County. U. S. Route 71 Business is a former alignment of US 71 in Iowa, it begins at the junction of U. S. Route 71 and Iowa Highway 7, it follows Iowa 7 into Storm Lake along Lakeshore Drive, Flindt Drive, Milwaukee Avenue. At Lake Street, US 71 Business turns north, leaving Iowa 7, where it leaves Storm Lake.
Near Truesdale, US 71 Bus. turns east and rejoins US 71. The entire route is in Buena Vista County. U. S. Highway 71 Business, concurrent with State Highway 23 Business is a city-maintained business loop through the city of Willmar, Minnesota; the entire route is in Kandiyohi County. On December 12, 2012, a portion of US-71 in Missouri was designated as Interstate 49. Four US-71 business routes that connected to the affected section of US-71 were redesignated as I-49 business routes: Neosho, Missouri Joplin, Missouri Nevada, Missouri Butler, Missouri Business 71 is a former alignment of U. S. 71 in Alexandria. It followed the original routing of U. S. 71 before the construction of Alexandria's current highway system. It began at an intersection with Lee Street and MacArthur Drive, followed Lee Street, it turned west at an intersection with LA 1, following Bolton Avenue to US 165. It was deleted in the mid-1970s. US 71 Bus. followed 32nd Street, Main Street, Broadway Street, St. Louis
Subiaco is a town in Logan County, United States. The population was 572 at the 2010 census; the town is named after Subiaco in the Lazio region of Italy. Subiaco is home to a Catholic monastery and private school. Subiaco is located at 35°17′38″N 93°38′17″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 439 people, 147 households, 115 families residing in the town; the population density was 238.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 167 housing units at an average density of 90.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town is 93.62% White, 3.64% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.23% from other races, 1.82% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 147 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.1% were non-families.
17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.86. In the town, the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 122.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 131.8 males. The median income for a household in the town was $38,182, the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $25,125 versus $17,969 for females; the per capita income for the town was $14,012. About 6.0% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 36.0% of those age 65 or over. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Subiaco has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps
Interstate 49 in Arkansas
Interstate 49 is an Interstate Highway in the state of Arkansas. There are two main sections of the highway, split by construction; the northern section begins at I-40 and at U. S. Highway 71 in Alma and runs north to Bella Vista, where the freeway terminates, awaiting completion of the Bella Vista Bypass; the second, southern section starts at the Louisiana state line runs to Texarkana, at the Texas state line. Interstate 49 enters the state from Louisiana between Doddridge; the first interchange in Arkansas is with U. S. Route 71 at exit 4; the interstate passes near the town of Fouke, where it has another interchange with US 71. The interstate enters Texarkana and has an interchange with Highway 151 and runs along the eastern portion of the Texarkana Loop. Between U. S. Route 82 and U. S. Route 67, I-49 passes near the Texarkana Regional Airport; the interstate has an interchange with Interstate 30 before leaving Texarkana. I-49 turns to the west near the Sanderson Lane exit; the interstate crosses the state line into Texas before terminating at US 59/US 71.
In the Texarkana area, I-49 is known as the Hickerson Freeway, named after Prissy Hickerson. The interstate begins again at exit 12 along I-40, one mile west of Alma, continuing for over 65 miles through the Crawford and Benton counties. Just north of the Crawford-Washington county line is the Bobby Hopper Tunnel, the only large highway tunnel in Arkansas. Notable cities along the route are Fayetteville, Springdale and Bentonville. From I-40 north to Fayetteville, I-49 runs parallel to Highway 71. Just south of Fayetteville, I-49 combines with Highways 71 and 62, forming the major expressway through the northwest Arkansas metro area. I-49 ends where the expressway ends, just north of Bentonville, where it becomes US 71 and the main street of Bella Vista, Bella Vista Way; the first portion of I-49 was completed in the late 1990s and was opened to Mountainburg, Arkansas as AR 540. On January 8, 1999, the road was opened to traffic and was re-designated Interstate 540 and was designated as "John Paul Hammerschmidt Highway" in honor of a former U.
S. Representative from Arkansas. Having been planned since the early 1970s, it created a bypass for the older US Highway 71; the state of Arkansas asked AASHTO to allow the interstate segment between Fort Smith and Bentonville to be named I-49, to emphasize plans to extend the route from Shreveport, Louisiana through Arkansas to Kansas City, Missouri. AASHTO refused, the route opened in 1999 as a northern extension of I-540. AHTD conducted a feasibility study of adding an interchange at Highway 162 in Van Buren in 1991, with the results adopted by the Arkansas State Highway Commission in 1992; the Arkansas State Highway Commission studied a designation for I-540 between Mountainburg and Fayetteville as an Arkansas Scenic Byway in a meeting on November 17, 1998. One of the requirements of designation is "an active organization composed of various private and governmental groups and agencies who are interested in preservation, enhancement and development of the route's scenic, cultural and historic qualities,".
The ASHC deemed that since the highway was a new location route, it did not have sufficient businesses to satisfy the requirement, so the ASHC deemed itself a partner organization and proceeded with a designation study. The route was added to the scenic byway system the following year. In June 2014, Interstate 540 was re-designated as Interstate 49 between I-40 in Alma and US-71B in Bentonville just south of the Missouri border. I-49 was completed from I-30 to US 71 was finished in May 2013; the route to the Louisiana border was completed and opened on in November 2014. I-49 will cross the entire state, it will cross into Texas for about 5 to 10 miles and cross over a unbuilt bridge across the Red River into Arkansas. It will reach De Queen, Arkansas in the near future, it will run near the western border of the state from De Queen to Fort Smith. A bypass of Bella Vista will connect the longest stretch of I-49 to Arkansas Highway 549 as well as to the completed road in Missouri. Boston Mountains Scenic Loop Bella Vista Bypass Media related to Interstate 49 in Arkansas at Wikimedia Commons
U.S. Route 64 in Arkansas
U. S. Route 64 is a U. S. highway running from Teec Nos Pos, Arizona east to Nags Head, North Carolina. In the U. S. state of Arkansas, the route runs 246.35 miles from the Oklahoma border in Fort Smith east to the Tennessee border in Memphis. The route passes through several cities and towns, including Fort Smith, Russellville, Conway and West Memphis. US 64 runs parallel to Interstate 40 until Conway. US 64 crosses Arkansas' western border over the Arkansas River, heading southeast into downtown Ft. Smith. Upon entry to Arkansas, the highway passes the Fort Smith National Historic Site, Ft. Smith Confederate Monument, Commercial Hotel and the West Garrison Avenue Historic District, all on the National Register of Historic Places; the highway turns northwest near the New Theatre, following the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad and concurring with US 71 Business onto 10th and 11th Streets. Westbound traffic runs on 10th St and eastbound traffic on 11th St past the Fort Smith Masonic Temple. Traffic converges onto Midland Boulevard.
US 64 crosses the Arkansas River again near the American Doughboy Monument as it enters Van Buren on Broadway. US 64 passes the Van Buren Post Office before turning east onto Main Street northeast again becoming the Alma Highway. US 64 passes a former alignment, now designated as Oak St. After Oak St, US 64 crosses I-540 and continues east to Alma. US 64 follows Interstate 40 until Conway, while closely following the Arkansas River, the Union Pacific Railroad, the southern edge of the Ozark National Forest. US 64 continues through mountainous Franklin County, intersecting the Pig Trail Scenic Byway in Ozark; the route passes the Franklin County Courthouse, the Ozark Courthouse Square Historic District in Ozark before exiting town continuing east. Route 64 passes a significant connector road in Wiederkehr Village before entering Altus and entering Johnson County. US 64 runs through Coal Hill and Hartman before curving northeast and crossing over I-40; the route continues to home of the University of the Ozarks.
The route passes the Johnson County Courthouse, historic American Legion Hut, Clarksville Municipal Airport, Lake Dardanelle before again crossing over I-40 and entering Pope County. US 64 parallels Interstate 40, through Russellville and Morrilton. In Faulkner County, it converges with U. S. Route 65B through Conway heading south before diverging from US 65 Business and Interstate 40 by turning east onto Oak Street; the highway next approaches Vilonia, following a southerly bypass around the city that opened in October 2011 and rejoining its prior alignment west of the White County line and continuing to El Paso, where it intersects Arkansas Highway 5. US 64 travels east to Beebe, where it entered town via Center Street and joined with US 67 and US 167; this former route along Center Street has since been resigned U. S. Route 67B, as all three US highways have been relocated to a concurrent divided highway northwest of Beebe. US 64 runs along this divided highway past McRae and Searcy, where its original route took it north along Main Street east along Race Avenue.
This former route is now signed U. S Route 67B. US 64, 67, 167 were rerouted southeast of Searcy along Eastline Road, now signed Arkansas Highway 367. All three highways continue to run northeast along a divided highway running parallel to Eastline Road. US 64 diverges from US 67 & 167 on the northeast side of Bald Knob, where its former route took it downtown along Highway Avenue, now signed Arkansas Highway 367. US 64 turns east toward the White River and Woodruff County, while the divided US 67 diverges northeast, US 167 diverges north. US 64 continues east through Augusta and McCrory, intersecting with US Route 49 at Fair Oaks and bypassing Wynne while in Cross County, proceeding into Crittenden County through Earle and Crawfordsville, until joining with Interstate 55 at Marion, its former route continued east along Military Road, turning south onto the Great River Road, converging with US Route 63, which has since been rerouted along Interstate 55. The former route is signed Arkansas Highway 77.
US 64 continues south to West Memphis, where its former route entered the city from the north via Missouri Street, turning east onto Broadway. Its current route turns east north of West Memphis as Interstates 55 and 40 converge, before entering Tennessee along the Interstate 55 bridge; each August, a large yard sale similar to the Highway 127 Corridor Sale takes place along 160 mi of US 64 in Arkansas, in locations stretching from Fort Smith to Beebe. Special routes of U. S. Route 64, six special routes of US 64 exist in Arkansas
Arkansas Highway 7
Highway 7 is a north–south state highway that runs across the state of Arkansas. As Arkansas's longest state highway, the route runs 297.27 miles from Louisiana Highway 558 at the Louisiana state line north to Bull Shoals Lake at Diamond City near the Missouri state line. With the exception of the segment north of Harrison, Highway 7 has been designated as an Arkansas Scenic Byway and a National Forest Scenic Byway; the road passes through the heart of both the Ozark Mountains and the Ouachita Mountains, features scenic views. It's the route favored by motorcycle riders touring the region. AR 7 begins at the Louisiana state line near Louisiana, it meets US 63/US 167, which it forms a concurrency with until El Dorado. North of El Dorado AR 7 shoots a spur route named the Calion Cutoff; the route continues north to cross AR 335 before entering Smackover. Arkansas Highway 7 Business goes through downtown Smackover, while the main route runs around the town meeting AR 172. AR 7 continues northwest to enter Ouachita County.
AR 7 runs parallel to AR 376 until meeting the route south of Cullendale. The route continues north to Camden, when it intersects US 79/US 278. AR 7 heads northwest to enter Dallas County. AR 7 continues north to meet AR 208 in Sparkman; the route continues north to AR 8/Dalark. AR 7 runs west after meeting AR 8. AR 7/AR 8 runs to meet AR 51/AR 128 east of Arkadelphia. In Arkadelphia, AR 7 meets US 67, which it follows north to Caddo Valley and Interstate 30. After crossing I-30, AR continues north through DeGray Lake Resort State Park, now entering Hot Spring County, where it meets AR 84 in Bismarck. Highway 7 enters Garland County by crossing over Lake Hamilton and crossing through the community of Lake Hamilton. AR 7 continues into Hot Springs, crossing US 70/US 270; the route enters Hot Springs National Park with AR 128. The route meets AR 298 north of Hot Springs Village, running with it until an area near the Perry County line; the route runs through the Ouachita National Forest until the Fourche Junction meeting with AR 60.
The route continues in Yell County by running through Ola. The route meets AR 28 in Ola. AR 7 continues northeast to Centerville, meeting AR 154 and AR 247. AR 7 meets AR 115 before Dardanelle; the route turns right at Union Street in Dardanelle. The route continues through Russellville, meeting O Street before leaving town. AR 7 meets I-40 north of Russellville. Continuing north, AR 7 meets AR 164 in Dover. In the Ozark National Forest, AR 7 meets AR 123 before entering Newton County. AR 7 breaks north from AR 16 towards AR 74/Jasper. AR 7 crosses AR 206 upon entering Boone County. AR 7 enters Harrison, meeting AR 43, having an designated exception over US 65 Business and US 62/US 65/US 412, it is after this point. The route continues to AR 14/Lead Hill before Diamond City; the route now known as Highway 7 first appears as a state maintained road in 1924, when the Arkansas General Assembly first created a federal aid system. Two main routes, State Road B-14 and State Road A-5 form a rough trail similar to the present-day Highway 7.
Upon creation of the U. S. Route system in 1925, the north and south portions of the highway were replaced by U. S. Route 65 to Harrison and U. S. Route 167, respectively. Arkansas numbered its highways in 1926, the route became Highway 7. Mile markers reset at concurrencies. Arkansas Highway 7 has six total auxiliary routes. AR 7 business in Smackover runs into town. El Dorado, Hot Springs, Russellville all have short spur routes serving as connectors. AR 7 Truck serves as a bypass in Russellville, where AR 7S near Marble Falls serves former amusement park Dogpatch USA. List of state highways in Arkansas List of longest state highways in the United States Media related to Arkansas Highway 7 at Wikimedia Commons