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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 

September 18Todd Middleton will present "A Cartographical history of Dardanelle and vicinity."

October 16Jerome Kodell (Father Jerome) from the Subiaco Abbey Academy.

November 20Rev. Jim Benfer Minister of the Methodist Church in Dardanelle will discuss the history of this Church.

December 18Ralph Wilcox from Arkansas Heritage & Preservation will present information on the WWII monuments on public school campuses in Yell County.

January 15Danville High School Business Lab students will present some of their community projects. This meeting will be at the Danville Library at 7 pm.

April 15Dardanelle High School EAST Lab students will present some of their community projects.

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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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