Arkansas Highway 59 NORTH OF U S 62
NO POST OFFICE
Cincinnati was known as Sylva and possibly other names in its early
years but assumed the name of Cincinnati in 1857 possibly because of
a nearby creek by that name. The area was settled in the late 1830s
to early 1840s.
One of the Cherokee contingents on the Trail of Tears stopped overnight
at the Thomason farm just southeast of Cincinnati. This group was
lead by Richard Taylor and accompanied by Dr William I I Morrow who
kept a journal of the trip and mentions stopping at Col. Thomason's on
March 22, 1839. They left the next day and arrived at their
destination in Indian Territory only eight miles from Cincinnati.
Trade in Cincinnati was brisk with Cherokees following their arrival
so close by, as it was in Evansville, Cane Hill and other towns in
The Prairie Grove Valley and Its Communities by Willard Gatewood
Flashback Winter 2003
Heritage Trail Partners Trail of Tears Research group
History of Washington County by Shiloh Museum 1989
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