Beirne, Arkansas

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Beirne, Arkansas
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 33°53′19″N 93°12′15″W / 33.88861°N 93.20417°W / 33.88861; -93.20417
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Clark
Settled 1880
Founded by James Lewis Beirne
Named for James Lewis Beirne
Elevation 223 ft (68 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71721
Area code(s) 870
GNIS feature ID 76289

Beirne is an unincorporated community in southern Clark County, Arkansas, United States. It is located southwest of Gurdon, at 33°53′19″N 93°12′15″W / 33.88861°N 93.20417°W / 33.88861; -93.20417.[1]

History[edit]

Beirne was first settled in 1880 by James Lewis Beirne of Grafton, Illinois on 800 acres (3.2 km2) that he had purchased. Within a year there was a planing mill and a store, along with a railroad depot to serve the area.[2]

In 1890 the community was known alternately as Beirne or Beirne Station.[3]

By 1897, Beirne had at least two saw mills that made lumber for furniture and other uses.[4]

Lumber is still the main industry in Beirne, with Anthony Timberlands having their hardwood operation there.[5]

Transportation[edit]

State Highway 51 passes north-south through the Beirne.

For rail freight Beirne is served by the Union Pacific Railroad, which passes through the community and has a spur into the Anthony Timberlands lumber mill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GNIS Detail - Beirne". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  2. ^ "MCNEELY CREEK BRIDGE, BEIRNE, CLARK COUNTY". Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  3. ^ "Arkansas". Indexed Atlas of the World. Rand McNally. 1890. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  4. ^ "MCNEELY CREEK BRIDGE, BEIRNE, CLARK COUNTY". Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  5. ^ "Anthony Timberlands, Locations". Retrieved 2009-06-17. 

Coordinates: 33°53′19″N 93°12′15″W / 33.88861°N 93.20417°W / 33.88861; -93.20417