Historic Zero Milestone Monument
The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) has certified the inclusion of the Zero Milestone Monument into the Arkansas Register of Historic Places.
City: Little Rock, County: Pulaski
Location: 623 Woodlane Street
1932-1970 milestone used to measure highway mileage in the state.
Listed in Arkansas Register of Historic Places on 12/02/2020.
The Zero Milestone was nominated and inducted into the Arkansas Register of Historic Places under Criterion A with statewide significance for its association with the transportation history of Arkansas on 12/02/2020. Prior to the installation and designation of a zero milestone, there was no uniformity in determining highway distances from Little Rock to points across the state. The installation of the Zero Milestone in front of the State Capitol building 1932 and its official designation in 1933, allowed for consistent measuring of highway distances, a simple yet important advancement in the state’s highway history. After its designation as the Zero Milestone, all highway distances from Little Rock were measured from its location. Originally located in front of the State Capitol building, the Zero Milestone was moved to its current location in 2009. As a result, it is also being nominated to the Arkansas Register under Criteria Consideration B as a property that has been moved from its original location.
To read the full history about the Zero Milestone visit: http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/arkansas-register-listings/zero-milestone