LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved applications for Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers in Scott and Washington Counties, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
The Scott County historical marker will be located at 110 South Main Street in Waldron and will commemorate military activities that took place in Scott County during the war. Scott County is sponsoring the marker.
The Washington County historical marker will be located near the Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery and will commemorate David Walker, chairman of the 1861 secession convention. The General Patrick R. Cleburne, Arkansas Society, Military Order of the Stars and Bars, the Captain James Tyrie Wright Chapter No. 6, Military Order of the Stars and Bars, United Sons of Confederate Soldiers Association, Order of the Southern Cross and Southern Memorial Association of Washington County are sponsoring the marker.
Through the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Historical Marker Program, the ACWSC works with local partners to help tell the stories of how the Civil War affected communities around the state. The Commission hopes that there will be at least one marker in each of the state’s 75 counties by the end of the commemoration in 2015. To date, 52 markers have been installed.
For more information on sesquicentennial plans, visit http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.