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Van Buren in Crawford County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

History of Hebe Statue

 
 
History of the Hebe Statue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
1. History of the Hebe Statue Marker
Inscription. Hebe, Greek goddess of youth and happiness was placed in her fountain on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn in 1908 by the Women's Village Improvement Society.

Repairs were made to both Hebe and fountain in memory of Robert Benham who served as county assessor from 1961-1972.

The original Hebe was constructed of pot metal then painted gold. Numerous repairs to Hebe and the fountain were made over the first century she reigned on the courthouse lawn.

Hebe was beyond repair and the fountain crumbling and inoperable.

Women's League of Van Buren, an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, spearheaded a campaign to raise funds to restore Hebe and the fountain.

Bronze casting of Hebe is compliments of Women's League. Donations from our great community raised funds to rebuild the fountain and establish new landscaping.

The original pot metal Hebe will eventually reside in the Crawford County Museum. The steel cap surrounding top of fountain was repaired and is in use today.

Dedication of restoration project was held October 12, 2003.
 
Erected 2003 by Women's League of Van Buren, General Federation of Women's Clubs.
 
Location. 35° 26.058′ 
The Hebe Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
2. The Hebe Statue
N, 94° 21.324′ W. Marker is in Van Buren, Arkansas, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of South 4th Street and East Main Street, on the right when traveling south on South 4th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Main Street, Van Buren AR 72956, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Crawford County Vietnam Memorial (a few steps from this marker); First Three U.S. Deaths in WWI (a few steps from this marker); The Butterfield Stage Route (within shouting distance of this marker); Crawford County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert Pike School House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fairview Cemetery Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Van Buren.
 
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Hebe Statue, fountain & marker at Crawford County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
3. Hebe Statue, fountain & marker at Crawford County Courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on September 10, 2016.
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