United States Highway 61 Arch

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United States Highway 61 Arch
United States Highway 61 Arch, AR-MO state line.jpg
United States Highway 61 Arch is located in Arkansas
United States Highway 61 Arch
Location in Arkansas
United States Highway 61 Arch is located in the United States
United States Highway 61 Arch
Location in United States
Nearest cityBlytheville, Arkansas
Coordinates35°59′58″N 89°53′54″W / 35.99944°N 89.89833°W / 35.99944; -89.89833Coordinates: 35°59′58″N 89°53′54″W / 35.99944°N 89.89833°W / 35.99944; -89.89833
Arealess than one acre
Built1922 (1922)
Built byH.H. Hall Construction Company
Architectural styleHorseshoe Arch
MPSArkansas Highway History and Architecture MPS
NRHP reference #01001177[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 28, 2001

The United States Highway 61 Arch is an arch which crosses U.S. Route 61 (US 61) at the ArkansasMissouri state line, between Blytheville, Arkansas and Steele. The concrete horseshoe arch reads "Entering Arkansas" on one side and "Entering Missouri" on the other. The Mississippi County, Arkansas Road Improvement District built the arch in 1924 after paving the highway; it erected a similar arch over the highway at the Crittenden County line, but the other arch was removed in the 1950s. At the time, the highway was called the North–South Road, and it was already a major route between St. Louis, Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee; the next year, it was designated as part of US 61. The arch is the only archway over a U.S. Highway in Arkansas.[2]

The arch was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 28, 2001.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Cothren, Zac (August 29, 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: United States Highway 61 Arch" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved March 25, 2014.