Bog's Treasure. Near Searcy AR? Never found. WOW! 10 miles N of town.

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage


Searcy street scene

Way back when Searcy probably looked this way......or perhaps didn't exist......

I'd never heard of it before but while reading the Democrat Gazette a few days ago and finding an article by Steve Straessle (July 10) where he was reviewing a new book called "Chasing the Thrill: Obsession, Death, and Glory in America's Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt" by Daniel Barbarisi, I discovered something new. 

He mentioned other treasure hunts and called up one called the Bog's Treasure which was lost about 10 miles North of Searcy AR!  So what did I do?  I googled it!  Here's what Google revealed.

A wealthy Mississippi cotton planter named John Bogs bought some land about 10 miles north of Searcy.  He saved up gold and silver coins through the years and during the Civil War he buried jars of coins in one of his gardens because he was afraid they would be stolen during the war. 

When the war ended he tried to dig them up.....but he couldn't find them.....and to this day no one, as far as we know, has found them.

Very interesting, isn't it?  So, Searcy Sleuths, can you add to this story?

Comments (3)

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

That would sure be a fun treasure to find.  I wonder how many have tried to find it.

Jul 13, 2021 10:15 AM
Barbara S. Duncan

This blog may start a whole new search party!

Jul 13, 2021 10:23 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Barbara and thanks for sahring this fun story with us here in the Rain.  May you have a great day!

Jul 13, 2021 10:35 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Hey, this story makes me want to visit Arkansas with a shovel in hand!

Jul 14, 2021 01:50 AM