Title

Hollywood

Department

History

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

Americans began to settle on the fertile land along the Terre Noire Creek as early as 1811. The community that has come to be known as Hollywood was located there along the old Military Road, also called the Southwest Trail. That community claims a long and distinguished past.

After Arkansas became a separate territory in 1819, one of the first regiments of militia organized in Arkansas Territory mustered near Hollywood in 1820. The company’s first colonel was James Ross. He was followed by S.M. Rutherford, and then Jacob Wells, who served until 1828. Among other officers of the regiment were Joseph Hardin, David Fish, Abner Thornton, Samuel Gentry, and Thomas Drew. Drew later became governor of Arkansas.

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.