Return to First Page---ARKANSAS HISTORICAL QUARTERLY, Volume XLVIII, Summer 1989 p. 150

LA FAVE.---"La Feve (Bean)." Dr. Branner linked this name of the in Perry and Yell counties to an Arkansas Post family, whose name was spelled "La Feve" was spelled "La Feve" on old land plats and "Le Fevre" in Long's Expedition to the Rocky Mountains. LeFevre is the correct spelling. The 1791 census of the Post listed Pierre LeFevre, his wife Marie, an unnamed son, an unnamed daughter, and Louis LeFevre (44).

L'AGLES.---"L'aigle, the eagle. On the old land plat it is called 'Eagle or L'aigle Creek.' Streams in Bradley county." Perhaps they were named for the D'Aigle family of Arkansas Post. The 1796 census included Francisco and Maria D'Aigle and their son, Francisco."

LAGRUE.---"La grue, a crane . . . . Streams in Arkansas county."

L'ANGUILLE.--- 'L'anguille, an eel. Stream and township in St. Francis county."

LAPILE.--- "La pile, a pile or pier. Probably a personal name. It is spelled 'La Peil' on the original plat of land survey. Stream and town in Union county."

A stack of hides might have been the reason for the name. However, Dr. Hunter called it "Bayu de la pelle (Mortar Creek) (46)."

LOW FREIGHT.---"L'eau froide. On the land plat [Township] 6 S[outh] [Range] 17 W[est] this name is spelled 'Low Freight' (1856). Dunbar and Hunter call it 'Bayau de l'eau Froide' (p. 137). Stream in Clark county."

LUFRA.---"This name of a post office in Ouachita [County] is, in all probability, another form derived from 'Low Freight' and l'earu fraiche or l'eau froide (Camp de l'orfraie, fishhawk, Rose)."

MADDRY.---"Possibly Madre, of Spanish origin, Post-office in Hot Springs [Spring] county."

This probably is not a colonial name and not Spanish.

MAGAZINE.---"Magasin, barn or warehouse. The name was probably given the mountain on account of its peculiar house-like form and the town took its name from the mountain. Mountain and town in Logan county."

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44. Arnold and Core, Arkansas Colonials, 43.
45. Ibid., 70.
46. McDermott, "The Western Journals," 112.

 

 

 

 

 

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