Sulphur City, Arkansas

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Sulphur City, Arkansas
Unincorporated community
Sulphur City, Arkansas is located in Arkansas
Sulphur City, Arkansas
Sulphur City, Arkansas
Sulphur City's position in Arkansas.
Coordinates: 35°57′54″N 94°03′2″W / 35.96500°N 94.05056°W / 35.96500; -94.05056Coordinates: 35°57′54″N 94°03′2″W / 35.96500°N 94.05056°W / 35.96500; -94.05056
Country  United States
State  Arkansas
County Washington
Township White River
First post office 1882
Elevation 414 m (1,358 ft)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 479
GNIS feature ID 78490
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sulphur City, Arkansas

Sulphur City (formerly Sulphur Springs and Mankins) is an unincorporated community in White River Township, Washington County, Arkansas, United States.[1] It is located at the intersection of Black Oak Road (Washington County Road 57 [CR 57]) and Whitehouse Road (CR 43).[2]

History[edit]

The area was first settler in the area was Peter Mankins Sr., who ran a prosperous livestock business. Upon his death in 1881, his son took over the business before joining the Confederate army. A post office was built in 1882, first known as Sulphur Springs, but the name was changed to Mankins since another community by that name already existed in Benton County, Arkansas. Shortly after the change, the community was renamed Sulphur City. The post office closed in 1960.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sulphur City, Arkansas". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ DeLorme. Arkansas Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (Second ed.). Section 30.
  3. ^ "Sulphur City". Retrieved January 15, 2013.