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From: "Bernie Moore-Knowles" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Big Flat - Vera
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 23:57:04 -0700
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Hmmm........interesting.

Would think that it meant Flat.......as in flats. Non-hilly land. You
know?

Might be that my ggrandmother; Nannie Sinor Smith is buried in the area of
Big Flat.......so, I need to know these things (smile). I "think" that she
was living with the Stone Co. Tiptons (daughter; Maude and husband; Perry
Tipton) when she passed away.

Thanks Miss Vera.

Bernie Moore-Knowles
Phoenix, Arizona

"I have Indian blood in me. I have just enough White blood for you to
question my honesty." ........Will Rogers
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vera Reeves" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Big Flat - Vera


> > Have any idea where the name Big Flat came from?
>
> It's sure not because it is flat land.
>
> Guess what my book called "Arkansas Place Names" has to say about it. :-)
> Whether Big Flat go its name from a spring or from surrounding clay land
> that was sandy and yellowish, is uncertain. One local tradition holds that
> the first postoffice was called Big Yellow Flat, because of the color and
> flatness of the area. Another explains the origin as the flatness of a
> spring, kinow as Big Flat Spring. (Flat is a part of more than one
Arkansas
> place name)
>
> You did ask,
>
> Vera
>
>
>
>
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