Crystal Hill, Arkansas
|Crystal Hill, Arkansas|
|Elevation||84 m (276 ft)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||68186|
|U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Crystal Hill, Arkansas|
When the Arkansas territorial legislature decided to move the capital from Arkansas Post in 1820, governor James Miller purchased land on Crystal Hill in an effort to profit by later selling it to the government as the new state capital. However, the final vote was between Little Rock and Cadron, a vote that selected Little Rock as territorial capital. Miller built a house and lived at Crystal Hill in protest until being appointed Collector of Customs in Salem, Massachusetts by James Monroe. Crystal Hill was never platted or incorporated.
- "Crystal Hill, Arkansas". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
- Arkansas Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (Second ed.). DeLorme. § 22.
- Eno, Clara B. (Winter 1945). "Territorial Governors of Arkansas". Arkansas Historical Quarterly. Arkansas Historical Association. 4: 278.
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