Beirne, Arkansas facts for kids
|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)|
|GNIS feature ID||76289|
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.
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.
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