Merck Family - Random Notes

Joseph John Merck, with his wife, Katherine Cecilia Eberle, brought his family from the Ukraine to the United States in 1912. This site will contain some random notes and comments about the family background, their experiences, the places they lived, and other subjects related to that topic. No particular organization of comments or articles should be expected.

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Location: Jacksonville, Arkansas, United States

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Merck, Arkansas

Yes, there is a Merck, Arkansas.

I continue to be amazed at how good the Google Earth program is. An interesting discovery of little value was made when I recently entered Merck, Arkansas into the search function of Google Earth. Surprisingly it found a site named "Merck (historical)" not far from where I live. It is located at 35-19N 90-37W. There is little information to be found about that location, but it appears that it was the location of a church. Out in the country on a county road, it is close to the town of Parkin in Cross County.

One day when I am bored and have a couple of hours to spare I will drive to that site to see what I can find out about it. It is likely that I will need to use my GPS to find it -- it's not likely there will be any signs pointing to it or to announce when I have arrived.