Fayetteville in Washington County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
1834 - 1951
This Ante-Bellum Home was built on land granted to Washington County by an Act of Congress to build a court house, entitled “An Act for the Relief of Fayetteville, in the Territory of Arkansas,” and signed June 26, 1834 by President Andrew Jackson
At the “Historic Auctions” held July 17, 1837, Lots 6 & 7, upon which this building stands, sold to the highest bidder for $36.
Henry Reiff acquired title in 1857 and built this residence the same year. It was used as a commissary by the Confederate army in 1862. After the Battle of Fayetteville, April 18, 1863, it was held by Union soldiers.
Joseph Holcomb bought this property May 27, 1873 and March 22, 1876, sold it to Dr. James W. Jones who in 1883 deeded it to his brother, Theodore F. Jones
In 1941 A. D. & Margaret Callison purchased the property.
This marker placed June 26, 1951, by the Washington County Historical Society on the 117th anniversary of the passage of the Act of Congress above referred to.
Erected 1951 by Washington County Historical Society.
Location. 36° 3.771′ N, 94° 9.738′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in Washington Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 West Center Street, Fayetteville AR 72701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stone House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fayetteville's Earliest Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewis Brothers Building (about 500 feet away); Mrs. Young Block (about 500 feet away); Significant Dates in Fayetteville History (about 700 feet away); Fayetteville Center Square (about 700 feet away); Evolution of Fayetteville (about 700 feet away); First Confederate Company Organized in Washington County (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fayetteville.
Also see . . . History of Fayetteville, Arkansas. (Submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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