Wabbaseka in Jefferson County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Miss Willie K. Hocker
Miss Willie Kavanaugh Hocker of Wabbaseka was the designer of the Arkansas state flag. Miss Hocker, a member of the Pine Bluff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, submitted her flag design to the Arkansas General Assembly in 1912. Her design was officially adopted as the flag of Arkansas on February 18, 1913. Miss Hocker, an author, poet and educator, taught in Jefferson County schools for 34 years. She spent most of her adult life as a resident of Wabbaseka. Miss Hocker lived in a home near this spot directly behind the Wabbaseka United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. She passed away on February 6, 1944 in Wabbaseka.
Erected 2005 by Jefferson County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Women.
Location. 34° 21.587′ N, 91° 47.884′ W. Marker is in Wabbaseka, Arkansas, in Jefferson County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 63/79) near Garnett Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Arkansas Flag/Wabbaseka Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Willie Kavanaugh Hocker (approx. 0.2 miles away); In 1912, (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Arkansas (approx. 0.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.