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Our Mission

The Mission of the Yell County Historical Society is to promote individual and general interest in the history of Yell County. We collect, preserve and publish pertinent information concerning Yell County history.

YCHS works to identify historical sites and landmarks. Many of the historical markers you see in Yell County were paid for and installed by the Yell County Historical Society. We conduct tours of historical sites and prepare articles for magazines, bulletins and books. YCHS is the parent organization of the True Grit Trail project. Of particular interest is demonstrating to all the importance and value of learning about individuals and events that have affected life in Yell County.


Each meeting features a guest expert speaker on a component of the colorful history of Yell County.

Meetings—3rd Monday of each month.

Time—7:00 pm

Location—Family Life Center at the Dardanelle Methodist Church

Locust & 2nd Streets.

Upcoming Meeting Dates 

June 19—Bill Gilky, Mayor of Danville, will speak about the history of the Danville area.  This meeting will be held at the Yell County Library in Danville. 7:00PM.

July 17Jerome Kodell (Father Jerome) from the Subiaco Abbey Academy.

August 21Kenneth George was aboard the USS Forestall during the fire in 1967 and will talk about his experience in that event.

SeptemberTodd Middleton will present "A Cartographical history of Dardanelle and vicinity."

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YCHS Membership Form

We invite you to join YCHS. Share your contact information so we can add you to our membership roll as well as be on the mailing list to receive the society newsletter, “949 square miles of Yell."

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PO Box 622 | Dardanelle, AR 72834

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