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Monroe County Loop-Great River Road

This is an official route off the Great River Road National Scenic Byway.  The loop through Monroe County takes visitors on an historic journey that includes the Louisiana Purchase State Park Monument, marking the site of the starting point for the survey of all lands acquired through the Louisiana Purchase, and historic railroad towns and river towns, which clearly mark the change in cultures as transportation switched from river to rail. The Central Delta Depot Museum captures much of this history, as well as an exhibit honoring Louis Jordan.  Also along this route is The Fargo Agricultural School, established in 1919 to educate African American students. 

Directions (Click on Web Link for Map):

At the junction of SH 316, SH 1, and SH 39, take SH 39 North to US 49. Travel west and then north on US 49 to Brinkley and Fargo.

From Brinkley, turn south on U. S. 49, then continue south on U. S. 70 and SH 17 to its intersection with SH 302. Travel south on SH 302 to Clarendon.

Depart Clarendon via SH 86 south to Holly Grove.

Depart Holly Grove via SH 17 south and rejoin the Great River Road at SH 1.

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Depart and return to the Great River Road National Scenic Byway from S. H. 1., Multiple Cities, Arkansas
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Great River Road & Monroe County Loop