Place:Delaplaine, Greene, Arkansas, United States

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NameDelaplaine
Alt namesGrays Stationsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5005435
TypeTown
Coordinates36.233°N 90.726°W
Located inGreene, Arkansas, United States
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Delaplaine is a town in Greene County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 127 at the 2000 census.

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Delaplaine was incorporated as a town in April 1912 but has a history that dates back to the time of the French explorations. Early settlers found remains of a French-Indian trading post at the site. When the St. Louis-Iron Mountain Railroad pushed lines into northern Arkansas in 1873 a station was established called Grey's Station. The name was later changed to the French "De La Plaine" (of the plain) in recognition of the earlier French trading post. The rail line provided the entire county with passenger and freight services, especially for the local timber industry. The county's first newspaper was published at Delaplaine in 1873 by James W. Wray.

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