August 10, 2011
In 1825, War of 1812 general George Izard was appointed the second territorial governor of Arkansas. During his approximately three-year administration, he was credited with organizing the territorial government into a more efficient and effective institution. Within a few months of his arrival in Arkansas, a new county was named in his honor. Izard died in Little Rock (Pulaski County) in 1828 and is buried in the capital city’s Mount Holly Cemetery.