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City of Clarendon

270 Madison Street, Clarendon, AR 72029, USA

Under the cover of darkness, 1,000 cavalrymen of Confederate Gen. Jo Shelby's "Iron Brigade," along with an artillery battery of four ten-pounder Parrott guns, formed a battle line 200 yards from the anchored Queen City. At 4:00 a.m. Shelby attacked and after twenty minutes of intense fire, captured the vessel and the crew.


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From I-40 take the Brinkley exit. Travel south through Brinkley on Highway 49. Two miles into Brinkley, Highway 49 and 70 merge, continue south/ southwest on Highway 70 for 5 miles; turn south on Highway 17 and travel for 10 miles. Turn west at the intersection of Highway 17 and Highway 79 and follow Highway 79 for 3 miles into Clarendon.

Visitor Services

Clarendon Welcome Center, walking tour, brochure

Regular Events

November: Civil War reenactment.

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Welcome Center Hours: Daily, 8:00AM - 5:00PM



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