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Bentonville, Arkansas Historical Markers

 
Benton County First Court House Marker image, Touch for more information
By Thomas Onions, May 21, 2009
Benton County First Court House Marker
Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — A-1 — Benton County First Court House
The first court house in Benton County, built of hewed logs was erected on this site (at Bentonville) in 1837, the year after the county was created. It was named for Thomas H Benton. — Map (db m19880) HM
Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Benton County Hardware
circa 1893, W.J. Doke proprietor. First Motor Co. and first gas station in alley beside store. Recently housed Bentonville Furniture — Map (db m54310) HM
Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Benton County National Bank
Civil Court and Bentonville City Hall, circa 1934 Site formerly the Benton County National Bank circa 1906 — Map (db m54312) HM
Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Big Tree Largest Sycamore in Arkansas
Circumference 21.45 ft. height 106 ft. diameter BH 82 in. spread 120 ft. To insure protection during its lifetime, owner Bill Bradford on April 11, 1975, legally willed to itself this tree and all land within a radius of 10 feet from its trunk and . . . — Map (db m50368) HM
Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Confederate Memorial
All 4 sides Confederate Side 1 To the Southern Soldiers Side 2 Their names are borne on honor's shield. Their record is with God. Side 3 They fought for home and fatherland. Side . . . — Map (db m21242) HM
Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Democratic Architecture / Usonian Characteristics

The word "Usonian" was derived from an abbreviation of "United States of North America." Frank Lloyd Wright embraced this term as the name for a distinct American and democratic style of residential architecture he developed during the Great . . . — Map (db m108874) HM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Eagle Hotel
On the morning of March 6, 1862, Gen. Franz Sigel was eating his breakfast at the Eagle Hotel which stood on this site. He had remained here with 600 men and a battery of six pieces after the main column of his army had passed through Bentonville on . . . — Map (db m22447) HM
Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Frank Lloyd Wright / Architectural Value
"Everything that's ever going to be of use to you—in architecture or in life or anywhere you go or whatever you do—is going to be nature." Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) lived during a period of . . . — Map (db m108873) HM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Frisco Depot

This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m108880) HM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Integrating With Nature / The Journey

In 1953 Gloria and Abraham Wilson wrote to Frank Lloyd Wright to commission a home.

Gloria's brother, Marvin Bachman, had been one of Wright's apprentices, and the couple hoped that using both their last names might help them secure the . . . — Map (db m108879) HM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Terry Block
Terry Block Bldg. circa 1888, named for Col. William Terry housed the Benton County Bank and a Mercantile Company — Map (db m54309) HM
Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Walton's 5 &10
At this site on May 9, 1950, Sam Walton opened his original "Walton's 5-10" store - the forerunner of Wal-Mart Inc. Dedicated October 8, 1983 — Map (db m54307) HM

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