Fayetteville in Washington County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Significant Dates in Fayetteville History
Significant dates in Fayetteville history include: Incorporated town in 1836; Old Wire road from Jefferson City, Mo. to Ft. Smith cut in 1835; Washington County Fair first held on the Square in 1856; first telegraph installed around 1860; Butterfield Stage Coach Lines served from 1836 until the first passenger train arrived on July 4, 1882, then the coaches were used for local transportation until the early 1900’s; oil lights illuminated the Square until 1888 when electricity was installed; in 1889 waterworks and sewers first installed through improvement district and operation assumed by the City in 1906; Fayetteville selected the site for the University of Arkansas in 1871; city library founded in 1916; Methodist Episcopal Church founded the Western Methodist Assembly on Mount Sequoia in 1920 when Fayetteville gave the church 400 acres of land and $35,000 cash; the Square was first paved in 1921; Radio at the University first broadcast as KUOA in 1922; and Veteran’s Hospital established in 1934 with the donation “watermelon hill” given to the USA by Fayetteville for that purpose.
Dedicated to the City of Fayetteville
Erected by Donald E. and Edna Bumpass and Ron E. Bumpass.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1882.
Location. 36° 3.744′ N, 94° 9.607′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Street and East Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Center Street. Marker is on the Downtown Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville AR 72701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fayetteville Center Square (here, next to this marker); Evolution of Fayetteville (here, next to this marker); Mrs. Young Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis Brothers Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First Confederate Company Organized in Washington County (within shouting distance of this marker); Guisinger Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fayetteville's Earliest Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Reiff House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
Also see . . .
1. Fayetteville (Arkansas) History. City Website (Submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fayetteville (Washington County). Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture entry (Submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.