Arkansas Stories — a site dedicated to the stories, studies and songs from Arkansas' past, Arkansas' future.

Arkansas Freedmen of the FrontierThe African-American experience in northwest Arkansas is chronicled here. It has a lot of great links and information.

Arkansas Historical Association — The mission of the Arkansas Historical Association is to promote the preservation, writing, publishing, teaching and understanding of Arkansas history through the publication of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly as well as other activities.

Arkansas History Commission and State Archives — The Arkansas History Commission (AHC) is one of the oldest existing state agencies in The Natural State and Arkansas' official state archives are maintained by the commission.

Black Men Who Rode For ParkerA site dedicated to the African-American deputy marshals who enforced the law in the federal court district of western Arkansas and Oklahoma. Judge Isaac Parker presided over the district in the late 19th century.

Center for Local History and Memory The Center for Local History and Memory at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith grew out of student-faculty efforts in 1997 to collect oral history interviews to document the first seventy years of the college.

Arkansas Civil War Sites -- The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission web site with information on Arkansas's participation in the 150th Anniversary of our country's struggle with itself.

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture — The Encyclopedia of Arkansas Project is proud to present these initial entries.

Fort Smith Trolley Museum — For more than 20 years, Fort Smith's trolley museum has worked to educate people about transportation history, restore and maintain antique trolley cars and even give riders a trip back in time in those streetcars.

Fort Smith Museum of History — The Fort Smith Museum of History acquires, preserves, exhibits and interprets objects of historical significance relevant to the founding and growth of Fort Smith and the region.

Fort Smith Air Museum    Located at the Fort Smith Airport, the museum is a treasure trove of facts and artifacts that tell the story of Fort Smith's aviation history.  Our readers might also enjoy this site on The History of Flight submitted by one of our readers (Tony a history researcher and student of Ms. Brooke Pierce in Delaware) - the site provides a fantastic timeline that breaks down the early history of flight in America.

Historic Fort Smith — A page containing some general information about Fort Smith history, heritage tourism in the city and links to other sites.

Oak CemeteryA recognized National Historic Landmark with over 152 years of history is home to the burial sites of outlaws hung by order of Judge Isaac C. Parker, marshals, deputy marshals, an Arkansas governor, 15 mayors of Fort Smith and the founder of Fort Smith, John Rogers.

The Old State House Museum of Arkansas History — Set in the oldest surviving state capitol west of the Mississippi, it houses a multimedia museum of Arkansas history with a special emphasis on women's history, political history and special programming for children.

Richard C. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies — The center for Arkansas Studies proudly presents what we hope will one day become the premier online resource for historical information related to the State of Arkansas.

South Sebastian County Historical Society  — The South Sebastian County Historical Society, located in Greenwood Arkansas is an excellent resource on the history and landmarks of the area.

Wikipedia Entry for Fort SmithThe online, user created encyclopedia has a descriptive entry about the largest city in western Arkansas.

More Genealogical Links

Fort Smith Library Genealogy Dept   One of the greatest resources of local genealogical information to be found in the city. The Fort Smith Public Library is also a frequent gathering place of local historians and history buffs.

Crawford County, AR cemeteries — A rich genealogical resource for Van Buren and Crawford County.

Leflore County, OK Genealogy  —  Find birth and death records in support of your genealogical searches involving LeFlore County OK.