The first settlers in Fayetteville were George McGarrah and his sons James, John, and William. Around 1828, they settled near the spring in an area that was to become the Masonic Addition to Fayetteville, the eastern part of which is at the base of Mount Sequoyah. James Leeper, a Revolutionary War veteran, was the second settler in Fayetteville. His son Matthew was appointed receiver of the Land Office by President Andrew Jackson. The Leepers owned all the land on the south side of Mount Sequoyah to the White River, as well as lots around the Fayetteville square. Matthew was married to Lucy Washington, and David Walker was married to her sister Jane Lewis Washington, representing the linking of two politically influential families in Fayetteville.
Washington County was established in 1828 out of Lovely County, which had existed for a year. The town of Washington Courthouse was the county seat, but the name was changed to Fayetteville in 1829 when a post office was established.http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/
1892 - Wreck on the Frisco in Arkansas. FAYETTEVILLE, ARK., Jan. 18. - The north-bound passenger train on the Frisco line was wrecked half a mile south of Wolsey's Switch this afternoon. The train was running at full speed when the two rear coaches left the track and turned completely over. The wounded were brought to Fayetteville and...Read MORE...
1909 - MAKE STRENUOUS RIDE Fayetteville, Ark., Feb. 5 - Mrs. Mary E. Wellman and her daughter have accomplished, a ride on horseback which makes the 90 mile ride required of the army officers look small in comparison. They rode alone from El Paso, Texas, to Fayetteville, Ark., a distance of 1,500 miles and undertook the hard ...Read MORE...
1916 Fayetteville, a banking city, capital of Washington co., Ark., is pleasantly situated on high ground, 65 miles N. by E. of Fort Smith, on the St. Louis and San Francisco R. It has roller- and flour-mills, and manufactures of wagons, foundry-products, and lumber. The Arkansas Industrial University,...Read MORE...
1919 - Bonds Are Stolen Fayetteville, Ark., Dec. 31. - Between $25,000 and $30,000 in liberty bonds were secured by robbers who looted the vault in the Bank of Lincoln, this county, last night, according to information received here this morning. No explosion was heard and there is no clew to the robbers.
1922 - Annual Farmers' Week at Fayetteville, Ark. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Aug. 8. - The fourth annual Farmers' week will be held at the college of agriculture, University of Arkansas, at Fayetteville, August 15-18, inclusive. An interesting program has been prepared that will equal if not excel the program of last year.
(23 September 1899, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - , )
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