Merchants Day Pocahontas Arkansas

Note the “tightrope walker”, high over the street in the image above. Those were the days!

Living in a county rich in Arkansas history, we are a group of Randolph County residents dedicated to saving our area’s historic architecture and traditions.

Noteworthy Randolph County “Firsts” in the State of Arkansas
  • First Grist Mill – Demun Mill on Mill Creek, before 1800.
  • First Ferry – Hix Ferry on Current River, 1802.
  • Arkansas’ first planned town – Davidsonville, 1815
  • First Court – held at the home of Solomon Hewitt, west of Davidsonville, 1815.
  • First U. S. Post Office – Davidsonville, 1817.
  • First School – Ravenden Springs-1817.
  • First Methodist Circuit Rider – Eli Lindsey, 1817.
  • First Baptist Church – Columbia–1818.
  • First Courthouse – Davidsonville, 1820.
  • First U. S, Land Office – Davidsonville, 1820.
  • First Masonic Lodge – Brakebill, 1828.
  • First Circus Performance – Pitman, 1838.
You will enjoy this video, created by Matthew Walton, regarding his family’s hardware store, a longtime fixture on the Pocahontas Court Square.