Crystal Hill, Arkansas

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Crystal Hill, Arkansas
Unincorporated community
Crystal Hill, Arkansas is located in Arkansas
Crystal Hill, Arkansas
Crystal Hill, Arkansas
Crystal Hill's position in Arkansas
Coordinates: 34°48′53″N 92°19′16″W / 34.81472°N 92.32111°W / 34.81472; -92.32111Coordinates: 34°48′53″N 92°19′16″W / 34.81472°N 92.32111°W / 34.81472; -92.32111
Country  United States
State  Arkansas
County Pulaski
Township Hill
Elevation[1] 84 m (276 ft)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72118
Area code(s) 501
GNIS feature ID 68186
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Crystal Hill, Arkansas

Crystal Hill is an unincorporated community in Hill Township, Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States.[1] It is located along Crystal Hill Road near the junction of Interstate 40 (I-40) and I-430.[2]

History[edit]

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.[3] Crystal Hill was never platted or incorporated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Crystal Hill, Arkansas". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ Arkansas Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (Second ed.). DeLorme. § 22. 
  3. ^ Eno, Clara B. (Winter 1945). "Territorial Governors of Arkansas". Arkansas Historical Quarterly. Arkansas Historical Association. 4: 278.