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Lacrosse in Izard County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Lacrosse Collegiate Institute

Izard County

 
 
Site of Lacrosse Collegiate Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
1. Site of Lacrosse Collegiate Institute Marker
Inscription.  Three miles north of here was located the site of the Lacrosse Collegiate Institute, which was established by Prof. M.S, Kennard in 1868 and ran to 1883, when it was destroyed by a cyclone, it was rebuilt and ran to 1902.
 
Erected 1936 by Arkansas Centennial Comm., Arkansas History Comm. (Marker Number F-21.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Centennial Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 36° 5.438′ N, 91° 50.437′ W. Marker is in Lacrosse, Arkansas, in Izard County. Marker is at the intersection of Lacrosse Road (Arkansas Route 9) and County Road 57, on the right when traveling south on Lacrosse Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Violet Hill AR 72584, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wild Haws in the Civil War (here, next to this marker); Izard County First Court House (approx. 4.2 miles away); Old Baptist Church (approx. 9 miles away).
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More about this marker. One of 143 cast-iron markers placed across Arkansas in partnership with the Arkansas History Commission during the state's 1936 centennial. They were originally silver in color.
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Arkansas article on the Lacrosse Collegiate Institute. (Submitted on April 7, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View north towards former location. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
2. View north towards former location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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