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Fayetteville in Washington County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Archibald Yell

In Memory Of

 
 
Archibald Yell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 9, 2012
1. Archibald Yell Marker
Inscription.

Born near Salisbury, North Carolina, Aug. 1797
Volunteer in Battle of New Orleans, 1815
Member of Tennessee Legislature, 1827
Grand Master of Masons in Tennessee, 1831
District Judge of Arkansas Territory, 1832-1836
Charter Member of Washington Lodge F.&A.M., 1835
Charter Member of Far West Chapter No. 1, R.A. [Royal Arch] Masons, 1841 Member of Congress from Arkansas, 1836-1840, 1844-1846
Governor of Arkansas, 1840-1844
Colonel of Arkansas Volunteers
In War with Mexico, 1846-1847
Killed in Action at Battle of Buena Vista,
Mexico, Feb. 23, 1847

A Distinguished Mason, a Gallant Soldier,
An Upright Judge, a Fearless Champion of Popular Rights
A Sincere Friend, an Honest Man.

 
Erected by Washington Lodge No. 1, F.&A. Masons and Far West Chapter No. 1, Royal Arch Masons (Fayetteville, Arkansas).
 
Location. 36° 3.751′ N, 94° 9.467′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of College Avenue (U.S. 71) and Center Street, on the right when traveling north on College Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is near the main entrance to the Historic Washington County Courthouse.
Archibald Yell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 9, 2012
2. Archibald Yell Marker
Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville AR 72701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Butterfield Stage Route (a few steps from this marker); First Confederate Company Organized in Washington County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guisinger Building (about 600 feet away); Significant Dates in Fayetteville History (about 700 feet away); Fayetteville Center Square (about 700 feet away); Evolution of Fayetteville (about 700 feet away); Lewis Brothers Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mrs. Young Block (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Also see . . .  Archibald Yell. (Submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
 
Historic Washington County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Historic Washington County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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