The Little Rock
|Location||On S bank of the Arkansas River at foot of Rock St., Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Area||less than one acre|
|NRHP reference #||70000124|
|Added to NRHP||October 6, 1970|
The Little Rock is the eponym of Little Rock, Arkansas. It is a now-reduced stone outcrop, projecting into the Arkansas River from its south bank, in the city's waterfront area, adjacent to the Junction Bridge, whose foundations include a portion of the rock. A portion of the rock outcrop has had a bronze plaque mounted on it. The rock, originally estimated to rise about 18 feet (5.5 m) above the river, was first identified as a significant river landmark in 1722 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe. In 1818 the rock was used as a survey marker, and formed the starting point for land surveys in the region south of the river.
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