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Marion in Crittenden County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Crittenden County Health Department

Erected 1938 Annex 1943

 

—Courthouse Square Walking Trail —

 
Crittenden County Health Department Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. Crittenden County Health Department Marker
Inscription. The Health Department, dedicated May 4, 1938, was built with funds by the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). When additional space was needed, the Crittenden County Negro Business Men's League, led by George Walker, Jr. and John Gammon, Jr. provided an annex to the north of the structure in 1943 and named it in honor of James Phelix, a prominent Sunset Negro, who one time served as state Worshipful Master of the blacks Masonic Lodge.
 
Erected by the City of Marion.
 
Location. 35° 12.945′ N, 90° 11.792′ W. Marker is in Marion, Arkansas, in Crittenden County. Marker is on Court Street west of Cypress Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 Court Street, Marion AR 72364, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Soldier's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Confederate Soldier's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rhodes Storefronts (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crittenden Bank & Trust Company (about 600 feet away); Military Road
Crittenden County Health Department Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. Crittenden County Health Department Marker
(about 600 feet away); The Sultana Tragedy (about 600 feet away); The Loss of the Sultana (about 600 feet away); Marion Hotel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Categories. African AmericansFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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