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Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

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Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas, USA

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/


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Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - Recreation Building, U.S. Veterans' Hospital, Fayetteville, Ark.
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Recreation Building, U.S. Veterans' Hospital, Fayetteville, Ark.
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - The Dam at Devil's Den State Park, Fayetteville, Ark.
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

The Dam at Devil's Den State Park, Fayetteville, Ark.

"Devil's Den State Park is a 2,500-acre Arkansas state park in Washington County, near West... Read MORE...
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - Scene in the Ozarks on U.S. 71, near Fayetteville, Ark.
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Scene in the Ozarks on U.S. 71, near Fayetteville, Ark.

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News  1892 - Wreck on the Frisco in Arkansas.
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK., Jan. 18. - The north-bound passenger train on the Frisco line was wrecked half...Read MORE...

News  1909 - MAKE STRENUOUS RIDE
Fayetteville, Ark., Feb. 5 - Mrs. Mary E. Wellman and her daughter have accomplished, a ride on...Read MORE...

1916
Fayetteville, a banking city, capital of Washington co., Ark., is pleasantly situated on high...Read MORE...

News  1919 - Bonds Are Stolen
Fayetteville, Ark., Dec. 31. - Between $25,000 and $30,000 in liberty bonds were secured by robbers ...Read MORE...

News  1922 - Annual Farmers' Week at Fayetteville, Ark.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Aug. 8. - The fourth annual Farmers' week will be held at the college of...Read MORE...

1969 - February 9 - KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

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flag  Odie BUTCHER (23 September 1899, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - , )
 

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