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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jacksonville in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)

Tom Cory


Tom Cory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 4, 2021
1. Tom Cory Marker
Tom Cory came to Jacksonville in 1968 and along with Paul Ramm and Brad Blakeway, formed Arkansas precast corporation.

His hard work and leadership helped enable their company to prosper and to employ over 100 people, precast concrete from their plant adorns many beautiful buildings across the country. Arkansas precast corporation continues to be an important economic factor in our community today.

Over time Mr. Cory became involved in economic development and made a significant commitment of his time and leadership for many years in assisting our city in attracting industry and jobs to the area. His efforts on behalf of this community and his dedication to economic development here are examples that each of us should strive to equal.

We dedicate this fountain in his honor in the month of June 2005
Erected 2005.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 2005.
Location. 34° 51.857′ N, 92° 7.084′ W. Marker
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is in Jacksonville, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker is on South James Street just north of Louise, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 428 S James St, Jacksonville AR 72076, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor Homer M. Adkins (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Honor and Remembrance (approx. 0.3 miles away); Memorial Honoring 53 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Arkansas Ordnance Plant (AOP) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jacksonville, Arkansas (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Jacksonville School (approx. half a mile away); Memphis Military Road (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Tom Cory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 4, 2021
2. Tom Cory Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 190 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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