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Osceola in Mississippi County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William J. Driver

 
 
William J. Driver Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 31, 2010
1. William J. Driver Memorial
Inscription.
In memory of
the honorable William J. Driver.
Former Circuit Judge and Congressman, a lifelong citizen of Osceola, Arkansas. Born March 2, 1873. Died October 1, 1948.

As a member of the Rivers and Harbors and Flood Control Committees of the Congress of the United States, he shaped and, by his superb leadership, caused the enactment of laws which curbed the mighty Mississippi, the St. Francis, and the other rivers of this area and minimized the danger of devastating floods.

Recognized as the foremost authority on drainage and flood control, he was the St. Francis basin's most valued citizen.

"His life was gentle, and the elements so
mixed in him that nature might stand up
and say to all the world, this was a man!"

Erected by the people of the St. Francis basin and the Osceola Bar Association August 11, 1959, A.D.
 
Erected 1959 by The Osceola Bar Association.
 
Location. 35° 42.192′ N, 89° 58.195′ W. Marker is in Osceola, Arkansas, in Mississippi County. Marker is at the intersection of North Walnut Street (U.S. 61) and West Hale Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Walnut Street. Click for map. Located on the west side of the courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Osceola AR 72370, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
William J. Driver Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 31, 2010
2. William J. Driver Memorial
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Veterans of Mississippi County (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Post Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi County Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); South Mississippi County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Coston Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Patterson Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Osceola.
 
Also see . . .  William Driver. Congressional biography. (Submitted on October 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Grave of William J. Driver image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 31, 2010
3. Grave of William J. Driver
Located in Violet Cemetery a few blocks east of the courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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