Sulphur City, Arkansas

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Sulphur City, Arkansas
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
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyWashington
TownshipWhite River
First post office1882
Elevation
1,358 ft (414 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)479
GNIS feature ID78490
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 first settler in the area was Peter Mankins Sr., who ran a prosperous livestock business until the outbreak of the Civil War. 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. 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. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Arkansas Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (Second ed.). DeLorme. p. 30. ISBN 0-89933-345-1.
  3. ^ "Sulphur City". Retrieved January 15, 2013.