A Brief History of Booneville, Arkansas

Booneville is a city in Logan County, Arkansas, and the county seat of the southern district. Located in the Arkansas River Valley between the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains, the city is one of the oldest in western Arkansas. The city was founded in 1828 when Walter Cauthron, an early explorer of the Arkansas Territory, built a log cabin and store along the Petit Jean River. Intending to name the community Bonneville for his friend Benjamin Bonneville, the name was later changed. Another theory is that the name was to honor Daniel Boone, a friend of the Logan family for which the county is named (Curry, 2011).


Curry, Patricia L. (2011, Oct. 24). Booneville (Logan County). Retrieved from encyclopediaofarkansas.net.

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