Fort Smith in Sebastian County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
A visitor to the city in 1893 recommended constructing a new gallows to evoke the “sacredness and majesty of the law.” This was never achieved and a year after the last execution, the city of Fort Smith destroyed the gallows structure.
“I do not desire to hang you men. It is the law.” Judge Isaac C. Parker
Erected by Fort Smith National Historic Site National Park Services, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 35° 23.26′ N, 94° 25.807′ W. Marker is in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in Sebastian County. Marker is on Parker Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Parker Avenue, Fort Smith AR 72901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Executions at Fort Smith (here, next to this marker); Defending Freedom Fort Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederates Occupy The Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); The Officer’s Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meeting of Nations (about 300 feet away); Clues from the Past (about 300 feet away); Barracks, Courthouse, Jail (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Smith.
Categories. • Government • Notable Places •
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