June 19, 2007
David C. Cross arrived in northeast Arkansas sometime in the 1840s. He quickly became a prominent community leader and landowner. Before his death, he owned the most land in the area with approximately 85,000 acres under his ownership. He served in the Confederate army during the Civil War, and when Cross County was created in 1862, it was named in his honor. He died in 1874 and is buried in the Wilkins Family Cemetery near Wynne (Cross County).