Leetown, Arkansas

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Leetown, Arkansas
Lee Town, Arkansas
Town of Lee
Leetown is located in Arkansas
Location in the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°25′53″N 94°02′51″W / 36.43139°N 94.04750°W / 36.43139; -94.04750Coordinates: 36°25′53″N 94°02′51″W / 36.43139°N 94.04750°W / 36.43139; -94.04750
Country  United States
State  Arkansas
County Benton
Settled 1840s
Named for John W. Lee
Elevation 1,391 ft (424 m)
Time zone UTC−06:00 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−05:00 (CDT)
ZIP code 72732
Area code 479
GNIS feature ID 75584
Major airport XNA

Leetown, also known as Lee Town, was a historic village in Benton County, Arkansas, United States.[1][2] The first day of the Battle of Pea Ridge was fought around Leetown.[3]


Leetown was founded in the 1840s, by John W. Lee, a farmer from Tennessee. Little is known about the village prior to the American Civil War. It is historically significant for its role as a field hospital for the U.S. Army during the Battle of Pea Ridge. Most, if not all, buildings and structures were used as field hospitals.[4] There are no period buildings remaining, but period fences have been replaced and historic roads restored. An active reforestation program has been carried out.[3]


  1. ^ a b Fenno, Cheryl Barnwell (1978). The Place Names of Benton County, Arkansas (Ph.D.). Fayetteville, Arkansas: University of Arkansas. p. 194. 
  2. ^ a b "Leetown, Arkansas". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ a b Resources Management Plan for Pea Ridge National Military Park (Technical report). National Park Service. 1976. 
  4. ^ Pea Ridge National Military Park: Cultural Landscape Report and Environmental Assessment (PDF) (Technical report). National Park Service. 2014. p. 3-89. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bearss, Edwin C. (1965). Leetown, Elkhorn Tavern Grounds, Federal Earthworks, and Tanyard as of March, 1862 (Technical report). National Park Service. 
  • "Pea Ridge National Military Park" (Map). Pea Ridge National Military Park. National Park Service. Retrieved May 21, 2016. 
  • "Stop 3: LeeTown". Pea Ridge National Military Park. National Park Service. Retrieved May 21, 2016. 

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