Van Buren in Crawford County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Gone but not forgotten
demolished at some point in the family's history,
stood on the Drennen-Scott property.
Like many wealthy 19th-century households, this one had privies, a well, smokehouse, carriage house, barn, as well as chicken and hog pens built near the family house. With the gardens, these structures made this a working farm. Perhaps a gardener or handyman lived on site. Family lore mentions Aunt Caroline's bees and Great Danes.
Although questions about the exact historic appearance of the landscape around you remain, tax records provide one important detail. Drennen owned slaves and perhaps a dozen lived here, in slave quarters no longer standing. Even on a well-preserved homestead like this, much is lost to time and memory.
Top left: The garage, on the site of the carriage house that burned according to family lore, sits behind Aunt Caroline and the fish pond. UA-Fort Smith reconstructed this garage to serve as a maintenance building for the site.
Top middle: Another outbuilding stands in the
Bottom middle: Some type of structure is seen behind the pond.
Bottom right: An outbuilding sits in the background of this photo taken in front of the house near the gardens. Aunt Caroline raised Great Danes on the property.
Erected by University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
Location. 35° 26.158′ N, 94° 21.581′ W. Marker is in Van Buren, Arkansas, in Crawford County. Marker can be reached from North 3rd Street 0.1 miles from Knox Street, on the right when traveling south. Located on the grounds of the Drennen Scott House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221 North 3rd Street, Van Buren AR 72956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Overlooking His Domain (a few steps from this marker); Web of Enterprise (a few steps from this marker); Van Buren Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); CSI: Van Buren (within shouting distance of this marker); The Butterfield Stage Route (approx. ¼ mile away); First Three U.S. Deaths in WWI (approx. ¼ mile away); Albert Pike School House (approx. ¼ mile away); Crawford County Vietnam Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Van Buren.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.