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Beirne, Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Clark
Settled 1880
Founded by James Lewis Beirne
Named for James Lewis Beirne
Elevation
223 ft (68 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
71721
Area code(s) 870
GNIS feature ID 76289

Beirne is an unincorporated community in southern Clark County, Arkansas, United States. It is located southwest of Gurdon, at 33°53′19″N 93°12′15″W / 33.88861°N 93.20417°W / 33.88861; -93.20417.

History

Beirne was first settled in 1880 by James Lewis Beirne of Grafton, Illinois on 800 acres (3.2 km2) that he had purchased. Within a year there was a planing mill and a store, along with a railroad depot to serve the area.

In 1890 the community was known alternately as Beirne or Beirne Station.

By 1897, Beirne had at least two saw mills that made lumber for furniture and other uses.

Lumber is still the main industry in Beirne, with Anthony Timberlands having their hardwood operation there.

Transportation

State Highway 51 passes north-south through the Beirne.

For rail freight Beirne is served by the Union Pacific Railroad, which passes through the community and has a spur into the Anthony Timberlands lumber mill.

Coordinates: 33°53′19″N 93°12′15″W / 33.88861°N 93.20417°W / 33.88861; -93.20417

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