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Arkansas Territory was organized on July 4, 1819, from land in the lower portion of Missouri Territory. French and Spanish immigrants had already partially settled the land, but with the creation of the Arkansas Territory there was an influx of families who moved west for new land and new opportunities. County governing bodies were established, merchants began enterprising operations, and workers of every trade came to help the Arkansas Territory flourish. After 17 years as a territory, Arkansas was admitted to the Union as the 25th state on June 15, 1836.

The Arkansas Territory Collection focuses on materials from pre-statehood Arkansas, and is an ever-growing digital collection.  If you have any questions or want information on how to order copies of materials in this collection, please email us at: state.archives@arkansas.gov

 
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