Solgohachia, Arkansas

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Solgohachia (pronounced saw-guh-HATCH-ee [1]) is an unincorporated community in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Morrilton on state highway 9 and Highway 287. The name is from the Choctaw word Sok-ko-huch-cha, meaning "muscadine river" (Cushman, p. 603).

Even though it is an unincorporated community, Shannon Oakley was appointed "Mayor" of Solgohachia.

Nearby Solgohachia Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 26, 2004. The bridge that was listed, I swam under many times is gone. Unfortunately the old steel span bridge no longer exists. The creek it spanned is Point Remove creek. Locals refer to it as "Pointymove." The name comes from the Cherokee being move to the west and north of this creek. There was an old well at the junction, but gas well trucks tore it down.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Horatio Bardwell Cushman. (1899). History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Natchez Indians. Greenville, Texas: Headlight Printing House.

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