Memphis to Fort Smith Operations

The operation of stagecoaches between Memphis and Fort Smith proved troublesome from the beginning. Initially, the Butterfield Overland Mail Co. intended to move mail and passengers from Memphis to Fort Smith by steamboat, but the low water levels of the Arkansas River through the summer of 1858 forced Butterfield to contract with an existing stage … More Memphis to Fort Smith Operations

Arkansas Stations

Northwestern Route Callahan’s Station (near present-day Rogers) Fitzgerald’s Station (near present-day Springdale) Fayetteville Park’s Station Brodie’s Station (Lee Creek) Woolsey’s Station (also called Signal Hill) Van Buren Fort Smith Memphis Route Memphis, Tenn. Madison, Ark. Des Arc Atlanta (present-day Austin) Cadron Plumer’s Station (Plummerville) Lewisburg (near present-day Morrilton) Hurricane Pottsville Inn Norristown (Russellville) Dardanelle Stinnett’s … More Arkansas Stations