June 6, 2011
Of the seventy-five counties in Arkansas, several have been named in honor of patriots from the Revolutionary War era. One such honoree is Major General Nathanael Greene. At the outbreak of the war, he was named commander of Rhode Islands 1,600 troops, and he eventually became one of General George Washingtons most gifted and reliable officers. On November 5, 1833, the territorial legislature named the newest county then to be created in Greenes honor.