Communities & towns

SOME OF THESE HAVE STORIES ATTACHED, CLICK TO READ HISTORY.  More of these will be posted soon, with stories.

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Acorn (aka Gourd Neck)

Big Fork (Hwy 8)

Board Camp (Hwy 8) For a while it was known as Silver Center

Dallas (Old) the first county seat of the county

Mena (Hwy 71) Jct. 8, 88, 71  County Seat for Polk County

Cherry Hill/Egger (Hwy 88)

Cove

Rocky (Camp Ground) (Hwy 8 W)

Potter (Hwy 71 S) Potter/Rust a complicated area, having Old Potter, New Potter and Potter, and in addition the railroad stop was named Rust--which was in old Potter so for a while the name was used.

Hatton

Hatfield (Hwy 71 S)

Cove (Hwy 71 S)

Wickes (Hwy 71 S)

Grannis (Hwy 71 S)

Vandervoort (Hwy 246) first named Janssen-name had to be changed as another post office had that name first.


Historic Towns/Communities: Most were locations of schools, post offices, or saw mills, and never had much business, by today's standards.

Big Bend was a post office stop located near Board Camp & Bill's Place

Old Cove was moved, or the business was, to be near the railroad and is now Cove.

Opal is a community between Big Fork and Sulphur Springs, near the Polk-Montgomery Co. line.



© Shirley Manning 2004