Van Buren in Crawford County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
History of Hebe Statue
Repairs were made to both Hebe and fountain in memory of Robert Benham who served as county assessor from 1961-1972.
The original Hebe was constructed of pot metal then painted gold. Numerous repairs to Hebe and the fountain were made over the first century she reigned on the courthouse lawn.
Hebe was beyond repair and the fountain crumbling and inoperable.
Women's League of Van Buren, an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, spearheaded a campaign to raise funds to restore Hebe and the fountain.
Bronze casting of Hebe is compliments of Women's League. Donations from our great community raised funds to rebuild the fountain and establish new landscaping.
The original pot metal Hebe will eventually reside in the Crawford County Museum. The steel cap surrounding top of fountain was repaired and is in use today.
Dedication of restoration project was held October 12, 2003.
Location. 35° 26.058′ N, 94° 21.324′ W. Marker is in Van Buren, Arkansas, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of South 4th Street and East Main Street, on the right when traveling south on South 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Main 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. Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Crawford County Vietnam Memorial (a few steps from this marker); First Three U.S. Deaths in WWI (a few steps from this marker); The Butterfield Stage Route (within shouting distance of this marker); Crawford County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert Pike School House (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Buren Raid (approx. ¼ mile away); CSI: Van Buren (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Van Buren.
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