Gaskins Switch, AR - Carroll County

History of Gaskins SwitchBack to Top

Gaskins Switch was named for John Gaskins, the renowned bear hunter of Carroll County. Gaskins' settlement was located on a creek about 3 miles from Eureka Springs. He built a cabin there in 1864, in which he and his wife raised their 11 children. When the railroad arrived in Carroll County, the area would also be known as "Junction".

The historic 1864 Gaskins home has been converted into the Gaskins Cabin Restaurant, and the old Gaskins Switch Cemetery is located up the street on the North side of the highway.

Gaskins Switch Photo Gallery

Gaskins Switch CemeteryJohn Gaskins GravesiteGraves in Gaskins CemeteryGrave of Lumber BaronessGravestones at Gaskins SwitchAmerican Legion BuildingSign for American Legion Post No. 9Old Stone Shed in CemeteryGaskins Switch Cemetery GatesVeterans War MemorialVeterans Memorial MarkerHistoric Gaskins Cabin
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