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*GALLEY ROCK HISTORICAL SIGN

Galley Rock (aka Galla Rock) Cemetery
Pope County,
Arkansas

Galley (Galla) Rock

As eary as 1819, Nottall, in his travels up the Arkansas River, called the site the Galley. It was later called Galley Rodk, then Galla Rock. Pope County records call it Galley Rock. Named after an Indian Chief or some say after "The Galley" of a ship.

Galley Rock was laid out and platted in 1860 and lay just below this cemetery. It was an important link for trade from the far away Industrial cities to the people living in the bottom lands to the people living in the Boston Mountains to the north.

After the coming of the railroad in 1872, the town of Galley Rock began to disappear and the silent city of the dead is all that remains of a once prosperous town.

Contributed on 10/30/08 by rsvlman
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Record #: 90162

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Submitted: 10/30/08 • Approved: 10/30/08 • Last Updated: 7/27/12 • R90162-G0-S3

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